Don’t break out your flip flops and floaties just yet folks! Despite the recent sixty degree days and blue skies, our good friend Punxsutawney Phil came out of hiding at the beginning of this month on Groundhog Day and saw his shadow, reminding us that Winter is here to stay…for six more weeks! Colorado’s weather can change drastically in a matter of minutes – and we want to help you stay prepared in case of a sudden snow storm and temperature drop!
Here are our Top 5 Winter Maintenance Tips to keeping your home “winter proof” for these last six weeks:
- Be sure to never set your thermostat to anything lower than 69 degrees. It may be tempting to turn off the heat, but in the unfortunate event of a quick temperature drop – your pipes are in danger of freezing completely!
- Do your best to keep all doors to various rooms in your property open. This allows for proper air flow, ensuring that your home is evenly heated and appropriately balanced when it comes to circulation and ventilation!
- Stay up to date with furnace filters. Keep track of when your furnace will need a new filter and contact our maintenance department for a new one! A new filter traps dust and keeps the heat in your home regulated and functioning efficiently.
- Make sure your property’s doors and windows are properly insulated. Poor insulation leads to more opportunities for Jack Frost to sneak in, causing you to turn up your heat, and spend more money! Cut heating costs and extra stress by sealing doors and windows efficiently.
Keep the exterior of your property well maintained. Excess leaves and trees branches left in the yard of your property make snow and ice removal difficult and leave you at a disadvantage!