Why You Need to Winterize Your Home Before the Cold Weather Arrives

Winterize Your Home

The cooler temperatures and autumn colors signal that the arrival of winter isn’t far away. That makes fall the right time of year to winterize your home. By winterizing your home, you’ll enjoy better comfort by eliminating drafts and hot and/or cold spots. You will also enjoy the energy savings by making your home more energy-efficient. Here’s what to know about winterizing your home this fall.

Roof, Gutters, Attic

Winterizing the outside areas of your home and an unconditioned attic, in addition to conserving energy, helps protect the roof and gutters from damage. For safety, consider hiring a contractor for many of the following areas when you start to winterize your home:

Windows, Doors, Ceiling Fans

Windows and doors are notorious for allowing heat gain and/or loss through the home’s envelope. Check all of your windows for drafts. There are several types of weatherstripping — such as tape, roll, and squeeze-tube — to seal air leaks around window sills and glass lites.

Check for drafts around all entry doors. Silicon-tubing weatherstripping can be used around doors to seal air leaks. Draft blockers work nicely under doors to stop drafts this winter.

Furnace or Heat Pump and Water Heater

Don’t forget about your HVAC furnace, heat pump and water heater when you winterize your home. Call your HVAC contractor to schedule professional service with a certified technician to tune up your heating system. A plumber will be able to help with any water heater maintenance or repairs. The furnace and water heater account for about 70% of the energy usage in the average home. So, a tune up goes a long way toward saving energy and money.

To learn more about how to winterize your home, contact the HVAC pros at Jackson & Sons today. We serve residents and businesses throughout Eastern North Carolina.

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