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Hello November! The Baldus Real Estate Quick Guide to Winterizing Your Home
As November ushers in the cold weather, here are some tips to make sure your home is ready!
It would be easy to spend the first day of November day dreaming about that property we sold with the perfect Potomac overlook, shady tree, and welcoming Adirondack chairs, but as the cold weather creeps in, we thought it would be a great time to remind everyone of the steps you can take NOW so you're not left out in the cold when winter hits our area! Of course every home is different and may require additional steps during the change of seasons, but below is the Baldus Winterization Guide to serve as a starting point to get you ready for the colder months ahead!
Baldus Winterization Guide:
1. Winterize your A/C and water lines | Frozen toes in the winter months are okay frozen pipes are not. Make sure you shut off and drain all of your hose bibs, exterior water lines, and your A/C unit if applicable.
2. Change your furnace filter | Chances are, the last time you changed your filter was this same time last year or maybe before the summer season began so you're probably due for a new one. Change your filters now to ensure your heating system is operating at max efficiency when it matters most.
3. Get your heating system tuned up | Just like a car, your heating system has a lot of moving parts and pieces and therefore should be serviced and maintained on a regular basis. Don't wait for the first cold day of the season only to find out your heating system is working as it should. Call your local Maryland or Virginia HVAC technician now to schedule an appointment to make sure when it gets cold outside, you are nice and warm inside.
4. Run your fans in reverse | We all know heat rises, so in order to get the most out of your heating system, run your fans in reverse to circulate that warmth!
5. Keep an eye on your Thermostat | Almost all thermostats these days are programmable and setting a schedule is a great way to save some money during winter season. You might consider lowering the temperature when you're at work or away for the weekend to save on your energy bill.