Getting your home ready for the cold weather

As the temperature goes down and the thermostat goes up, it is time to get your home ready for the cold weather.  As the days get shorter and you get out the sweaters, scarves, and mittens, it’s time to think about all the things that you need to do before the winter winds hit. At Affordable Insurance Inc in Mountain Home, AR, we have been striving to provide the finest in customer service since 1995. We realize that happy customers are the foundation of our business.

Clear outdoor areas

If you have faucets that you use outdoors in warm weather, the danger of freezing weather becomes a reality. It is time to drain them and shut them off. While you are at it, bring in any hoses that might be outdoors. Time to take the outdoor lawn furniture and store it away until the warm weather returns. 

Get the furnace cleaned

Before it is time to turn on the furnace, it should be inspected and cleaned. This makes it more efficient and you won’t get an unpleasant surprise the first time you turn it on. Check the batteries on your carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector. 

Clean the chimney

If you have a fireplace, cleaning the chimney is a must before you light your first fire of the year. This is a job best done by a professional. 

Check for leaks

Get a caulk gun and check your windows and doors for places where the heat can escape. A little caulk can save you a lot of money. 

Change from screens to windows

If you have been using screens during the warm weather, it is time to put down the storm windows. This goes for storm doors too. 

Contact Affordable Insurance Inc in Mountain Home, AR to talk about your home insurance needs.