Get Ready for Snow Days: Simple Strategies to Prepare Your Home for the Winter Season

Posted April 8, 2023 by in Home

The snow is starting to fall, the temperature is dropping and before you know it winter is upon you with all its cold nights and chilly days. For many of you, that means dealing with cold weather, slippery sidewalks and the dreaded snow day. If you’re someone who loves winter, cuddling in front of a fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa or even a book this blog post is for you.  Sharing some simple and easy ways of getting everything ready for those long and cold winter nights to follow.

1)  Seal the Drafts:

Drafts in your home can cause a significant amount of heat loss. Taking the proper steps to seal them is essential for staying warm throughout the winter months and saving on energy costs. Start by inspecting the windows and doors throughout your home to make sure they are properly sealed. Install door sweeps, weather stripping, and caulking where needed to prevent air leaks.

For windows, use plastic film insulation kits to reduce heat loss through glass. Additionally, inspect any venting systems for air leaks and seal any gaps you find with mastic sealant or high-quality duct tape. By taking these steps now, you can help keep your home cosy all winter long!

2) Checking all piping:

The winter months can be hard on your home’s plumbing system. Before the temperature drops, ensure all of your pipes are in good condition and insulated properly to prevent freezing. Check for any leaks or corrosion around exposed pipes especially those located outdoors or in unheated areas like attics and garages. Make sure to repair any issues you find promptly. For extra protection, consider wrapping insulation around all exposed pipes to help reduce heat loss even further.

3) Light up the Night:

As days get shorter and nights become longer, it is important to make sure all outdoor areas are properly lit for safety. Make sure any motion-sensor lights around walkways and entrances are working correctly. Additionally, consider adding LED lights to pathways for extra illumination during low-light conditions. Solar-powered lights are another great option that will help light up dark nights without increasing your energy bill!

4) Stock Up on Firewood:

Keep in mind that as the cold and snow approaches that you have enough firewood in store, especially for those long nights.   Dry firewood will make sure that your fireplace can provide heat all through the winter season. Besides this,  if you want to go green, take into account using dried logs or pellets generated from renewable source materials such as bamboo or almond shells.Even better locate a fireplace store near you  and see what local sources are available for firewood.

By taking the time to prepare your home for winter, you can ensure it remains comfortable and cosy all season long! With just a few simple steps, you can prevent drafts, keep your pipes safe from freezing, and make sure your outdoor areas are well-lit. So don’t wait until it’s too late – start preparing now so you can enjoy a warm and cosy winter inside!