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7 Ways to Winterize Your Home

This past year, my husband and I purchased our first home. As exciting as it is to be home owners, there is a lot of upkeep required! New to the whole home ownership thing and need to get your home prepared for winter? Start with these 7 Ways to Winterize Your Home.

I received samples and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

7 Ways to Winterize Your Home

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1. Keep things well insulated. It’s important to make sure that your windows and doors are well caulked to prevent unwanted cold air from coming into your home.

2. Clean our your rain gutters. This is especially important to prevent blockage which could potentially cause flooding. Also, make sure that your gutters extend a few feet away from your home to prevent any foundational water damage.

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3. Test your fire and co alarms. Because winter often poses higher risks of fire and carbon monoxide problems, it’s important to check your batteries and make sure all of your alarms are working correctly.

4. Reverse ceiling fans. Did you know that most ceiling fans are able to switch directions? Switching the direction in your ceiling fan (clockwise) allows for the hot air to rise quicker.

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5. Cover your AC unit. If your home has an AC unit, it’s important to make sure it is free of debris and cover it before the snow starts falling.

6. Care for your lawn. Before cooler temperatures arrive, be sure to prune back your plants, properly store your lawn equipment, and cover your patio furniture.

7. Change your furnace filters. Before turning on your heat, it’s important to make sure your furnace is working correctly. This includes getting your furnace tuned-up, and switching out your furnace filter regularly.

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If you’re anything like me, I struggle remembering to switch out my filters on a regular basis; which is NOT good seeing that indoor polluted air can raise health risks for the entire family! Thankfully, FilterEasy makes changing your filter easy and super convenient!

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When I say convenient, I meant it! Delivering right to your door (with free shipping I might add) FilterEasy allows you to choose your filter size (they have just about every and any size filter), how often you’d like your filters delivered, and then ships them directly to your front door! Not to mention, there is no commitment necessary! You can cancel or change your order at any time!

Obviously, before FilterEasy entered my life, I went a LONG time before remembering to change my filter. Now, I don’t even have to think about remembering to pick one up at the store! It arrives on my porch ready for install! Want to try a FREE sample? Click on this FILTEREASY link or use promo code AMOMSTAKE at checkout! Thanks to FilterEasy, winterizing my home has never been so easy!

How do you regularly winterize your home?

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Brianne

Thursday 1st of December 2016

These are such excellent tips! We live in an apartment but still need to take steps on keeping us warm during the winter months!

Catherine

Thursday 1st of December 2016

It's a task that gets easier every year ... only had to do a few touch-ups this winter!

Shelley zurek

Thursday 1st of December 2016

My husband just changed our filters and did a lot of the winterizing yesterday (It was warm outside). Love the delivery service.

Toni | Boulder Locavore

Thursday 1st of December 2016

These are great tips! It's always great to prepare for winter. Will try your suggestions here!

Janis @MommyBlogExpert

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Thanks for sharing all these important tips about winterizing your home. We live in So Calif where it doesn't snow but it does get quite cold in winter here, so I found your advice on making sure your house is properly insulated particularly helpful.

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