Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Every home deserves proper care. Many homeowners, however, find it difficult to fit home maintenance and repairs into their busy life schedules. Fortunately, though, keeping your home in good condition does not have to be a hassle. Here is a quick look at a few tips for winterizing your home.

Clean Out the Gutters

During the wintertime it is especially important that water be able to flow freely through your gutters. If it can’t, it will set in your gutters and likely freeze. This is why you should clean your gutters on a regular basis, especially during the colder months of the year. Fortunately, cleaning them out toward the end of fall is an excellent way to help guarantee they stay as clean as possible during winter. 

Flush the Water Heater

To ensure your water heater is performing at its optimal level of performance, it needs to be flushed once to twice a year. Just like cleaning out your gutters, performing this winterizing task is absolutely free. 

Turn Ceiling Fans to Spin Clockwise

To keep the heat flowing in your home and to improve heating expenses, make sure to turn your ceiling fans to spin clockwise; this helps to ensure the heat is being pushed from the ceiling down toward the floor and throughout your home. 

Replace Filters

Lastly, you will want to make sure your home is winterized by making sure all HVAC filters are cleaned or replaced. The cleaner the filters, the better the air flow in your home, which helps reduce heating expenses.

To learn more about winterizing your home and home insurance, contact San Marcos Insurance Group serving the Chandler, AZ area.