As the cooler temperatures near, you may be mentally preparing for freezing weather. However, there are also a few things you can do to get your property ready for the cold. Here are a few steps that you can follow to make sure you are prepared to be warm and cozy in Greensboro all winter long.
Block Out Cold Air
If you have an older property, you may want to have storm windows or doors installed so that the icy drafts can stay out of your interior. Window insulation film is also another way to prevent cold air from getting in or the warm air inside from getting out.
Check Your Gutters
Keep the gutters clear. If leaves pile up, they can cause melting ice and snow to leak through your property’s roof instead of draining as designed.
Prep Your Furnace
Before the cold temperatures come, make sure your furnace is in good condition to work well all winter. At Aurora Pro Services, we provide a variety of heating services so that you can have peace of mind your heater will withstand the cold weather.
Turn Off Exterior Faucets
If water in the pipes freezes, it can cause the pipes to burst as the ice expands. Disconnect your garden hoses and drain any remaining water in the exterior faucets to prevent this from happening.
Inspect The Fireplace & Chimney
Contact a professional chimney sweep to ensure your fireplace and chimney are in the best shape to safely heat your property. When it’s not in use, keep the flue completely closed to avoid warm air from escaping through the chimney.
Take these steps before the weather gets too cold so that you can have peace of mind that your property is fit to stay cozy this winter. By being proactive and being a responsible property owner, you can feel confident that you will have comfort at your Greensboro home or business even during the coldest days of the year.