Don’t let the cold winter air bother you. Protect your home from the chill by taking note of these simple tips:

4 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Install carpet

No one wants to be stepping onto a cold floor and they jump out of bed in winter! If you’ve been thinking of carpeting your home, or even just the bedrooms, now is the time! Your toes will thank you for it. Source: HomesToLove

Have an energy audit

If you’ve never had one, a professional energy audit is a good investment. But fall is also a good time just to check your door seals. Make sure you’re not seeing daylight around your exterior doors, and take a can of spray foam insulation and fill in around those drafty outlets and light switches. Source: WashingtonPost

Change furnace filters

Dirty furnace filters reduce furnace efficiency and push up heating bills. They also shorten the life of a furnace.

Check and replace the furnace filter monthly in winter or every three months while the system is in operation. Your owner’s manual will tell you where it’s located. Hold the filter up to the light: If you can’t see light through it, you need a new one.

Pleated filters work best because they trap more dirt particles. Source: MoneyTalksNews

Inspect the chimney draft

Make sure the chimney will draw up the fire and smoke properly. Test this by taking several sheets of newspaper and rolling them up. Then with the fireplace damper in the open position, light the newspaper in the fireplace. The smoke should rise up the chimney. If it doesn’t, you have an obstruction and need to call a professional in to clean the chimney of creosote and ash and possible debris. Source: TheSpruce

No other type of flooring is as comfortable as carpet on a winter night. Call us today to book your appointment!