Winter weather in Oklahoma is upon us. Most of us have already pulled out our winter coats, gloves and scarves; but have you prepared your home for winter weather yet? If not, here are some tips.
Replace all filters in your home
Keep your heater in great condition by replacing air filters in your home. It is also not a bad idea to have your furnace and water heater checked and serviced.
Calibrate your thermostat
Most new homeowners may not need to worry, but replacing an old thermostat with an automatic model can save energy and money.
Keep your home warm by keeping drafts to a minimum.
If the insulation in the attic looks “flat” you might want to add blown-in insulation.
Examine window caulking in every room. Add caulk around doors and windows if needed. Add or replace worn weather stripping around doors and windows.
Add blinds, or other window treatments, if your windows are bare.
Consider replacing your windows if they are loose or not energy efficient. Most heat loss results through windows and doors.
Prepare the plumbing