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4 Essential Steps to Winterize Your Home January 17, 2019

Red Wing, Goodhue
4 Essential Steps to Winterize Your Home, Red Wing, Minnesota

Once you buy a home, the first winter on your property can be unpredictable. This is especially true when moving to a new region. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prepare for the elements and keep your home in top condition this season. To get started winterizing your home, take the following basic steps. 

How to Winterize Your Home This Season

Clean the HVAC Filters

buy a homeAs you close the windows and start to run the heat this season, you want to make sure that you clean or replace your filters about once a month. Dirty filters can circulate allergens throughout your home. They can also cause your furnace to work harder, which spikes your energy bills. If you are not sure how to properly replace HVAC filters, be sure to call a professional.

Check All the Pipes

When you buy a home, you may not be initially familiar with the plumbing. However, the beginning of winter is a great time to check the house’s pipes. Any that are exposed to the outdoors may freeze when the temperature drops, which can cause them to burst. Prevent this by adding insulation to the outside. You can generally find pre-cut insulation tubes at any home supply store.

Adjust the Water Heater

Running your home’s furnace and water heater can raise your energy bills in the winter. However, you might be able to lower the temperature on the water heater to cut costs. Even a drop of 10 to 20 degrees can save energy. While you don’t need to sacrifice a warm shower, you can lower the temperature to just above your heat preference.

Prepare for Snow Removal

Especially if you rented in the past, you will need snow removal tools once you buy a home. Purchase a quality snow shovel to clear your walkway and front steps. If you have a driveway, you might consider buying a snow blower as well. However, you can also hire a snow removal company to take care of the heavier snow. 

 

Ready to buy a home this season? The professionals at Lawrence Realty provide trusted real estate services to residents in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Based in Red Wing, their team of agents is trained to find you your dream home. They have access to up-to-date real estate listings and can schedule showings that fit your preferences. To view a full list of their services, visit them online. You can also call (651) 388-4745 to start your home search today.

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