OFFICE:    


 Welcome to the DwellRG.com Blog

2013-10-19 15:55:16
Prepare for winter by winterizing your home

   It seems like just a week ago that the beautiful Cache Valley welcomed our dear friend autumn with a vast assortment of fall colors, perfect temperatures and everything else that this time of year has to offer! However, it seems like our friend autumn never intended on staying here for long and it is now time to prepare for the early arrival of our friend winter.

   There are many important things that a homeowner needs to do each year to prepare for winter in order to prevent any damage that may occur as the result of freezing temperatures, as well as snow and ice. Just as we have done in some of our earlier blogs (Like 'Saving money on your utility bills by thinking green'), we wanted to list a few very inexpensive and practical things that you can do to save money throughout the winter and to prevent you from experiencing any unexpected surprises in the spring. If you see anything that needs to be added to the list let us know!

 

Clean your rain gutters

   Cleaning your rain gutters is a very important part of the home winterization process. Throughout the year, rain gutters get clogged with leaves, twigs and the occasional baseball. When they are clogged they cannot drain properly which will cause them to fill with ice and snow. As a result of this added weight, they will often break and detach from your roof. Not to mention if they don't drain, the water might find its way into your home!

Winterize your sprinklers

   It is also important to winterize your sprinkling system. If there is any water left in the pipeline, it will freeze during the winter and cause the piping to break. This will make for a very expensive project (and quite the surprise!) come spring. If you do not know how to winterize your sprinkler system, you can usually find the phone number of someone who does by driving around the block.

Insulate pipes and spigots

   It is also a good idea if you have any uninsulated water pipes on either the exterior or interior of your home, to purchase and install some wrap around insulation. This will not only prevent exterior piping from bursting but it will make life easier on your water heater and save you some money. Also, most hardware stores sell foam caps to insulate your water spigots on your home's exterior.

Give your furnace a checkup

   It might be a good idea to look into a furnace inspection to make sure your heating system will be up to the challenge of another frigid Cache Valley winter. Make sure that you turn your heating system on before it gets cold (even colder would be a more accurate phrase) to ensure that it works properly. Also make sure to check your furnace filter every month throughout the winter and replace it as necessary.

Check weather stripping around doors and windows

   Make sure the weather stripping around your doors and windows is in good condition. If you can stop the drafts from coming in through the cracks around the doors and windows, you will save a lot of money on your heating bill (and get rid of that obnoxious whistle).

Change the direction of ceiling fans

   Did you know that many ceiling fans have a switch that allow you to change the direction of their spin? In the winter, it is common for the air at the top of the room to be a couple of degrees warmer than at the bottom. By switching your ceiling fan to a clockwise rotation, you can circulate the warm air from the top of the room to the bottom.

 

   There are quite a few other things that you can do to help prepare yourself for our good friend winter's arrival but we figured this would be a good start. Thank you for visiting our blog and keep checking back for future updates!

 

home realty network cache valley

 
Blog Archive
2016-03-03 19:58:43
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (February)

2015-12-07 13:00:20
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (November)

2015-11-02 10:57:54
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (October)

2015-09-18 13:28:53
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (August)

2015-08-11 11:46:20
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (July)

2015-07-01 13:47:45
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (June)

2015-05-14 11:03:28
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (April)

2015-04-03 13:21:01
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (March)

2015-03-06 11:37:03
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (February)

2015-02-12 11:29:47
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (January)

2015-01-21 16:41:09
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (December)

2014-12-05 15:41:31
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (November)

2014-10-09 13:12:34
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (September)

2014-09-09 06:03:15
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (August)

2014-08-05 15:45:47
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (July)

2014-07-07 14:54:38
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (June)

2014-06-17 15:29:03
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (May)

2013-12-17 06:47:52
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (November)

2013-11-15 11:01:55
The Utah real estate market on the rise

2013-11-13 17:06:22
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (October)

2013-10-19 15:55:16
Prepare for winter by winterizing your home

2013-09-18 15:32:17
Cache County Real Estate Statistics (August)

2013-08-28 20:27:04
Cache Valley Real Estate Statistics (July)

2013-08-10 09:54:57
Using some fall flare to sell your home

2013-08-03 13:07:54
Getting ready for back-to-school shopping

Click here to see ALL articles.


Comment on this Article

Your Name:
Your Email:
Comments:
Verify:  Please enter the numbers shown to help eliminate spam.