Winter will be here before you know it and sometimes sneaks in before Thanksgiving dinner is even done!
Before your front lawn is under a foot of snow, it's easy to take a few hours to get your house ready for the winter season. Here are a few our or favorite ways to make that happen.
1. Take Care of Firewood Now
Don't wait until you need it. Get your firewood or other heating source ready before you're in a position to have to go out and get it in the snow.
2. Get someone in to Look at Your Chimney
You don't want to have a chimney problem the same time as everyone else. Set up an appointment with your chimney sweep to get you sorted out before you need to light the first cozy fire of the season.
3. Clean Those Gutters
This piece of advice is basically the same for every season of the year. Either get up there and clean those bad boys or have someone come in and do it for you. Gutters are like teeth. If you're good to them, they'll be good to you.
4. Get Your Furnace and Boiler Inspected
Again, this is the last thing you want to have to call someone for when everyone else is doing the same. Get it inspected ahead of time and you should be good to go throughout the season.
5. Do you need a generator? How have the last few winters been for you? If you've been without power for a period of time in the last few years, is it time to invest in a generator just in case?
There are many other things you can make sure you do before winter comes, like make sure your large trees aren't at risk for breaking under heavy snow, turning off outdoor faucets, and much more. As long as you're taking the time to go through some winterizing steps, you should have a better winter than the one before!