Preparing Your Home for the Winter

Whether you like the cold or not, nobody wants the winter weather in their home. Here are some tips to prepare your home for the cold Kansas City Winters!

Clean out your chimney

Everyone loves to settle down by a nice warm fire in the winter. This can’t be done until you make sure your chimney is cleaned out. Whether you do or it yourself or hire someone to, you’ll feel a lot safer knowing that this has been done. 

Reverse your ceiling fans

This is a common one that tends to be forgotten. Flipping the reverse switch on your ceiling fan is crucial to keep it from getting too cool. 

Shut down the sprinkler system

No more need for the sprinkler system. Drain your system to avoid freezing that can cause damage. This will help your system be in perfect condition when you start it back up in the Spring. 

Clean out your gutters 

Get your gutters ready for the cold! By doing a cleanout of your gutters you will protect the interior and exterior of your home. This task isn’t too difficult, but if it’s not for you, hire a gutter cleaning service. 

Restock on winter essentials

Stocking up early is the way to go. By purchasing salt or ice melt ahead of time can get you ready for those KC winter storms. Getting stocked up on firewood is also a great idea.

Insulate your windows

Insulating your windows not only keeps your home warmer, but it saves you money on your electricity bill. This can easily be done yourself with insulation film, weather-stripping tape, and caulk.

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