Check your furnace and replace your filters.
It is a good idea to get your furnace professionally serviced before
the winter months to ensure that your furnace is safe and operational.
It is also recommended that you purchase the less filtering filters for
your furnace and replace them monthly. This will help with air flow
as well as extend the life of the furnace.


Seal any air leaks.
Almost 30% of total energy use can be lost with air leaks and draft
waste. You can prevent that by sealing any gaps that produce air
leakage. Check for gaps in the framing around windows and doors;
look for cracks along basement walls and floors; seal the supply ducks
and insulate your garage door.


Prevent damage to water pipes.
Water pipes can burst if water within them freezes. To prevent
freezing, insulate outdoor pipes and water supply pipes in an unheated
basement, garage, attic, or crawl space. Drain your outdoor irrigation
system and turn off your main water supply if you plan to be out of
your house for extended periods of time. Keep your heat above 60
degrees and leave your cabinet doors open under sinks to allow warm
air to circulate on those frigid Colorado nights. If frozen pipes are
discovered, use a hair dryer to thaw; DO NOT use a torch or hot water.

 

Test your GFCI circuits.
It is important that you do not overload your circuits. To test your
GFCI, simply press the TEST button with your finger located between
the two sets of slots where you plug in cords.


Replace batteries & check the
expiration dates.

Most homeowners don’t realize that your smoke and carbon monoxide
detectors have expiration dates. Most experts recommend replacing
units after 5-7 years.


Practice safe fireplace use.
It is always a good idea to have your fireplace cleaned and serviced
yearly to ensure minimal soot buildup. Keep mesh screens closed and
use glass doors according to manufacturer’s guidelines. NEVER use
liquid fire starters indoors.


Important things to note after a heavy
snow storm.

It is recommended that you check your gutters and roof valleys for
excessive buildup of snow or ice that might cause damage. Don’t
forget to also shake those trees limbs and keep sidewalks free from
snow so that your neighbors and postal service can easily access
the walkways.


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