10 Home Winterizing Tips

Dated: 09/19/2014

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Fall is only a few days away andlet’s face it that means that winter isn’t too far behind! With the change inseasons, comes colder temperatures, which means bundling up when heading outthe door and making sure your home is bundled up to keep you and your lovedones warm! Here are a few tips to help keep you and your home warm and cozywhen old man winter shows up.

  1. Schedulea check up on your furnace and make sure the filter gets replaced. Call yourtrusted heating professional and make sure everything is in tip top shape!

  2. Flipthe switch….the one on your ceiling fan that is! Make sure it’s turning in aclockwise motion, to ensure the warm air that has floated up, gets pushed downand throughout the room.

  3. Winterizeyour sprinkler system. Whether you can do it yourself or need to call asprinkler professional to come over and blow out your system. Make sure you getit on the schedule, before the first freeze sets in. Broken water pipes are anexpensive and not so fun repair.

  4. Disconnectgarden hoses from outdoor faucets.

  5. Makesure your fireplace dampers are closed to ensure warm air does not escape (ofcourse, make sure you open them before lighting your fireplace).

  6. Witheither a gas or wood burning fireplace and if you plan on using it, have yourlocal chimney sweep come and make sure everything is in working order.

  7. Ifyou have a swamp cooler, make sure it’s winterized before the first freeze andif you have an A/C, it doesn’t hurt to buy a breathable, waterproof cover tohelp extend the life.

  8. Storeor cover your outdoor grill, furniture and toys.

  9. Towardsthe end of fall and once the majority of your leaves have fallen, check yourgutters and make sure they are clear of debris. This will help with properdrainage.

  10. Checkthe weather stripping on your windows and doors to ensure that your heat is notescaping and that the cold is keeping out! This will help save you money onyour heating bill.

With these simple tips and preparation, you’re sure to keepwarm and cozy when the cold temperatures set in. As always, I am here to help!If you are interested in buying or selling or about the real estate process, Iam here to answer all your questions, walk you step by step through the realestate process and make sure you're taken care of, every step of the way!

Shane Kuntz
Associate Broker
Exit Realty Cherry Creek
With over 38 years of family experience in real estate, Iam familiar with every Colorado neighborhood you can imagine, from Arvada,Aurora,Bailey,Brighton,Bennett,Berthoud,BlackhawkBoulder,Broomfield,Centennial,CherryCreek, CommerceCity , CentralCity,  Conifer,Dacono,Denver,Evergreen,Firestone,Ft.Collins, Ft.Morgan, Golden,Greeley,GreenwoodVillageJohnstown,Lakewood,Lochbuie,Longmont,Loveland,Milliken,Northglenn, Parker,Strasburg,Thornton,Windsor,Stapleton,GreenValley Ranch, Reunion,ToddCreek Farms, WestWoods, CherryHills, TheHighlands, LoHi,AdamsCounty, ArapahoeCounty, BoulderCounty, BroomfieldCounty, DenverCounty, DouglasCounty, GilpinCounty, JeffersonCounty, LarimerCounty, WeldCounty and everywhere inbetween!

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