Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) December 08, 2012
Winter is fast approaching and HomeTeam Inspection Service has a list of 10 simple tips homeowners can use to ensure that their homes are well prepared and more energy efficient throughout the coming months.
- Inspect HVAC units and change furnace filters for maximum energy efficiency and cleaner air.
- Turn down or program thermostats to lower temperatures while at work or sleeping.
- Inspect around windows and doors for gaps and use caulk or weather stripping to seal any openings that could allow cold air and water to get in.
- Assess the amount of insulation in your home because insufficient insulation can result in inflated energy costs.
- Test batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working properly.
- Visibly check the fireplace opening for loose or missing brick and have screens in place to protect from any embers that may escape.
- Look for raised, loose or missing shingles, which can allow air and water to get in, and replace if needed.
- Remove hoses from outside spigots and store for the winter months.
- Clean debris from gutters to prevent water from collecting and freezing.
- Reverse ceiling fan blades to push the rising hot air down and will help circulate it throughout the home.
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