It seems like summer just came and went so quickly, doesn’t it? One moment you’re at the cottage by the lake, enjoying beautiful weather and the next you’re getting your kids ready for school and dealing with much cooler temperatures and shorter days. It may still technically be summer for a little while longer, but it’s definitely time to start getting your home ready for the colder seasons to come.
Here are some tips worth considering to ensure your home is as comfortable as it should be:
Be sure to caulk around windows and door frames to prevent heat from escaping. Openings in the structure can cause water to get in and freeze, resulting in cracks and mold buildup.
Ready the Fireplace
Have your heating system checked by a licensed heating contractor. Heating systems will use fuel more efficiently, last longer, and have fewer problems if properly serviced. Get your wood stove and fireplace in working order.
Reverse Ceiling Fan
Change the direction of your ceiling fan to create an upward draft that redistributes warm air from the ceiling. Clean your humidifiers regularly during the heating season. Bacteria and spores can develop in a dirty water tank resulting in unclean moisture misting out into your room.’ (source: bobvila.com)