Prepping Your Home for Cooler Temps

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This year is quickly coming to an end and we’re just about to reach those days of cooler temperatures. Instead of finding yourself surprised when you wake up one morning to find frost on the windows, start preparing now for the change in seasons. Here are a few tips for prepping your home for a drop in the temperature.

Overall Prep

Make sure to stock up your pantry with all the necessities to get through a winter storm. Candles, batteries, and plenty of bottled water are a good place to start. You’ll also want non-perishable food items, snacks for the little ones, and a first aid kit just in case.

Outdoor Prep

Start by cleaning the gutters to prevent buildup of ice after any cold winter nights. Then unhook any hoses from spigots and store your outdoor patio furniture accordingly. You’ll also want to do a bit of winter maintenance on your lawnmower or any other yard equipment so that it is ready when the springtime finally rolls around. And get ready to cover any flowers or shrubs or bring in plants that can’t survive cold temperatures.

Indoor Prep

Inside your home, you’ll want to do a little preparation, too. Have your HVAC system serviced by a professional to ensure it works well throughout the winter. Inspect any chimneys or gas fireplaces for damage or problems. Change all air filters to help increase air circulation. Plus, now is a good time to have your carpets cleaned before the holiday season.

Vehicle Prep

Of course, it isn’t just your home that you need to pay attention to when it comes to cooler temperatures. Your vehicle can use a little tender loving care, including making sure you have an ice scraper handy for those cold mornings and that all fluid levels in your car are where they should be. It’s also a good idea to have a pair of jumper cables handy and an emergency bag in case you’re stranded in inclement weather.

Find Your Cozy Dream Home at Landmark 24

Are you ready to build a cozy new dream home to keep you warm all winter long? Our team at Landmark 24 Homes will help you find the right floor plan and work with you throughout the entire process. Please contact us today to discuss available options, including move-in-ready homes.

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