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Winterizing your Home – Simple Steps to Prepare!

With Winter upon us, make sure that you are ready with whatever Winter will throw your way. Whether you are a property owner or a tenant – taking the steps to winterize your home should be on the top of your list.winterizing your home

Check the furnace

Check your furnace by turning it on and making sure that it’s working normally. At first you should smell a odor since it’s been awhile since it’s been operated. You should also replace the furnace filter during the winter months since you are more than likely going to be depending on it to heat the home. Replacing the furnace filter should be done once a month.

Ceiling Fan Reversal

Warm air rises so remember to reverse your ceiling fan forcing the warm air in a downward direction.

Wrap your Pipes

To prevent frozen pipes – don’t forget to wrap exposed plumbing. This is imperative and something you need to stay on top of when the temps get low.

Check Windows and Doors for Drafts

Check all around your windows and doors for cold air coming through. Re-caulking around the windows will allow the cold air to say out and the warm air to stay in.

Winterizing your home is easy and could save you alot of time and money in the long run. If you have questions about how to properly take these steps, please contact Real Property Management Enterprises and we can help you make sure that your house is properly winterized for the cold months!

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