How to Prepare your Georgia Home for Winter
The changing seasons and chilling weather remind us that winter will arrive soon, here in the Lawrenceville, Georgia area. However, it is easy to neglect your home in the cold months. To make sure you avoid any extra costs this winter, it is crucial to Winterize your home. By completing these following tasks, you will successfully prepare your Georgia home for Winter.
One important component to cold weather preparation is draining your hose and its pipes. Clearing out the system will protect it from damage caused by frozen and burst lines. Exterior faucets should be properly drained, closed, and covered before the first freeze arrives, or they might crack or burst. Make sure you detach your hose and cover the spout for the season. You can use an old rag to wrap around the spout, or you can purchase an inexpensive faucet cover from any local hardware store. Covering your exterior faucet will successfully prevent any potential disasters during the wintertime.
Another critical aspect to consider in the winter is making sure your HVAC system is winterized and the filters have been changed recently. Failure to regularly replace your air filters can result in a frozen system. The last thing you want during this winter is a failed A/C unit. If the filters aren’t changed in the suitable amount of time they can deteriorate and end up costing you money that you could potentially avoid spending. Not only could it freeze the system, but dust particles in the air also become unable to be filtered, which causes the air in your home to become unsanitary and polluted. Keep your HVAC units clean and serviced regularly to prevent issues in the colder winter months.
Another simple trick to prepare your home for winter is to invest in a draft stopper for your exterior doors and/or windows. Although it most likely isn’t too noticeable, chances are there is cold air entering your home through cracks and spaces in doors. This is inevitable but avoidable. Draft stoppers do an excellent job of keeping the warm air in, and the cold air out. They come in all different designs that can be custom to your home. Luckily, they are not pricey, and they do not require any work to install. By blocking the draft entering into your home, your A/C unit will not have to work as hard, and your electricity bills won’t be so high from losing warm air.
Although these months don’t get as brutal as some states, it’s still important to prepare your Georgia home for Winter to prevent any potential issues. No one wants unexpected costs this season, especially around the holidays. You can easily Winterize your home by doing these few simple tasks.
We hope this article gave you insight on how crucial it is to prepare your home for the upcoming cold months! If you ever have any questions, feel free to contact us and we will be glad to assist you!
Happy Holidays from us here at Real Property Management of Greater Gwinnett. We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday season!
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