It’s time to take the right precautions to protect you and yours from mother nature’s polar delight.
It’s going to happen whether you like it or not. There’s no escape! None! Are you spooked?
Well ok, maybe you could take a 4 hour flight South for a short reprieve, but for the majority of us good folk, our friend Winter is soon coming for an extended stay. I know, I know, I’m sorry to put a damper on your day, but the reason I’m bringing it up is so that you can prepare your property now in the fall.
It’s time to take the right precautions to protect you and yours from mother nature’s polar delight. And what’s more, to make best efforts at keeping your utility bills as low as possible so you can afford your January stint to Mexico.
If this year is anything like last, don’t overlook some preparation. You’ll be glad you did. While the seasons are a-changing, put on your fall gear and take the 5 following suggestions to heart. These ideas can reduce your utility bills and help make your property a more toasty place. Certainly there are many more tasks you could undertake to winterize your property, but with busy lives we sometimes need to prioritize. These are the top 5 money saving tasks at the top of my list. Feel free to put them on yours:
1) seal your windows: Use weather stripping and caulking to ensure that the cold air doesn’t come in through small holes or cracks around the glass and frames.
2) Cover your windows with plastic: Take your window protection to the next level by sealing in the warmth and keeping out the cold. Stop cold windows from making contact with the hot air circulating throughout your property.
3) Check your ducts: Examine your ducts to see if you have any small cracks or holes in the seals where hot air may be escaping. Leaks prevent the furnace from pushing the hot air to its full capacity throughout your property.
4) Wear thermal underclothes: Nobody needs to know what’s under your business suit. Keep your core temperature high and you won’t need to pump the heat as much. Dress warm. Feel toasty.
5) Program Your Thermostat: Program or adjust your thermostat so that the temperature changes a few times a day. Reduce by a couple of degrees during the day or whenever you’re not home and again at night when you’re nestled under your comforter. Daylight will help maintain the temperature. Increase the setting to warm the house in the early morning and evening. When you take your winter vacation lower the temperature, but don’t turn it off.
Until next time.