5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Huerkamp Home Group Minnesota Real Estate Podcast

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Winter will be here before you know it. Here are a few things you should do to prepare your home for the colder weather.Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value reportWant to buy a home? Search all homes for saleToday I want to talk about just a few things you should be doing to get your home ready for the upcoming winter months. Here are a few things to think about before the cold weather comes in earnest:1. Get your sprinkler system blown out. It will set you back around $75, but it will help prevent damage to your system when the cold turns bitter.2. Disconnect your hose from the house before it gets too cold. There’s water in the hose and as it freezes, it expands. Disconnecting the hose will help avoid any damage inside your home.3. Get new furnace filters. This is one of the few things in life where cheaper is better. Get the cheapest furnace filters you can find. Any heating or A/C professional will tell you that those expensive filters don’t work very well. You’re better off getting the cheapest filter possible and changing it every 30 days.For furnace filters, cheaper is better.4. Make sure your lawn can breathe. You can do this by cutting your lawn about a half of an inch shorter than usual on your final mow of the season. Get the lawn aerated while you’re at it.5. Remove any screens. These can get covered, but you can see better without them.If you have any questions for us about getting your home ready for the winter or about anything else related to real estate, give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Winter will be here before you know it. Here are a few things you should do to prepare your home for the colder weather.Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value reportWant to buy a home? Search all homes for saleToday I want to talk about just a few things you should be doing to get your home ready for the upcoming winter months. Here are a few things to think about before the cold weather comes in earnest:1. Get your sprinkler system blown out. It will set you back around $75, but it will help prevent damage to your system when the cold turns bitter.2. Disconnect your hose from the house before it gets too cold. There’s water in the hose and as it freezes, it expands. Disconnecting the hose will help avoid any damage inside your home.3. Get new furnace filters. This is one of the few things in life where cheaper is better. Get the cheapest furnace filters you can find. Any heating or A/C professional will tell you that those expensive filters don’t work very well. You’re better off getting the cheapest filter possible and changing it every 30 days.For furnace filters, cheaper is better.4. Make sure your lawn can breathe. You can do this by cutting your lawn about a half of an inch shorter than usual on your final mow of the season. Get the lawn aerated while you’re at it.5. Remove any screens. These can get covered, but you can see better without them.If you have any questions for us about getting your home ready for the winter or about anything else related to real estate, give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.
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