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WATCH: Don’t Get Stuck in the Cold – Winterize Your Home

21 Oct 2015, 3:32 pm

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We’ve already seen below freezing temperatures and snow in several states, so if you haven’t already done it, it’s time to get your home ready for Winter.

If you want to save money, stay warm and avoid problems with your home this winter, we can help.

Aimee Sharrett from Carolina Comfort Air outside of Raleigh, North Carolina said, “If you have any fuel burning appliance in your home, make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector installed to protect your family. Also you want to check and make sure your burners are clean and your heat exchanger is in good shape coming up to winter. Most importantly, if you’re on propane, make sure your tank is full.”

Another inexpensive way to save money is by changing your filters every 30 days to make sure you’re starting with safe clean air going into your home heating system.

And just like everything else in technology, new products in home comfort are coming out all the time. Air cleaners are a good addition to your system to keep your family breathing clean air, especially when there are more germs floating around. You can also add a steam humidifier to your system to replenish the moisture that is taken out by the cool winter air.

And in addition to maintaining your heating system, there are several other steps to take to be winter ready. Don’t forget to disconnect garden hoses to prevent pipes from bursting. Check window seals for gaps and fill them as needed. Insulate your attic and under-roof storage doors to keep out the cold. And install storm doors; they don’t just let in the light, but they add another layer of money-saving insulation from the heat of summer and the cold of winter.

WeatherNation: John Van Pelt
(Headline image: Steve Spaulding)

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