Have you started getting your home ready for winter yet? Check out these 10 ways to prepare your home for Colorado weather.
1. Prevent Water Pipes From Freezing
Before freezing temperatures arrive, drain water from outdoor hoses. Be sure to double check your home for any other water supply located outdoors. This way you can prevent water pipes from freezing during winter.
2. Store Patio Furniture
Winterizing your home includes outdoor furniture. If you haven’t already, be sure to move your patio furniture inside the garage or store in an outdoor shed for the winter season.
3. Get Your Fire Place Ready
There’s nothing better than relaxing at home in front of a warm, cozy fireplace. Make sure your fireplace is in tip-top shape for Colorado winter weather.
4. Clean Out Gutters
Prep your gutters for snow. Remove all debris from your gutters including twigs, leaves, and any dirt that’s built up.
5. Reverse Ceiling Fans
Did you know there are switches on your ceiling fans to reverse the blades? Rotate the fan blades clockwise to help push warm air throughout your home.
6. Stock Winter Supplies
Stock your garage with Colorado winter essentials including a shovel, ice scrapers, salt, and hand warmers. In addition to stocking your home, be sure your car is fully equipped with winter supplies in case of an emergency.
7. Close The Curtains
You’d be surprised how much curtains help to keep cold air out of your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, curtains can reduce heat loss in the winter up to 25%. Stay warm this season and hang curtains!
8. Program Your Thermostat
With cooler Colorado temperatures moving in, you’ll be cranking up the heat this winter. For added savings, set your thermostat temperatures depending on what times you will be at your home.
9. Draft-Proof Doors & Windows
Prevent cold Colorado air from entering your home by properly sealing doors and windows. For effective ways to seal windows and doors, click here.
10. Stock The Pantry
With the winter season fast approaching, it’s a good idea to stock the pantry. Make sure you have plenty of soup, water, tea, and snacks on hand.
Use these winterizing tips to prepare your home for snow storms and winter weather in Colorado.