Winter Has Arrived… Get Your Home Winterized
The rain, snow and cold weather has arrived. It time to shop for new winter clothes, time to consider how to protect your home from the winter conditions that are fast approaching. With temperatures falling and meteorologists predicting a colder than normal winter, the easiest and most cost efficient way to keep your home’s heat inside, while keeping your heating bill respectable, is to add fresh insulation to your attic, ceilings, basement, and walls.
Time For Home Insurance Check Up
Let Shepard Insurance provide you with an insurance check-up to make sure you have the best possible coverage. We have many ways to save you money on your homeowners insurance. We can also determine if you have the right homeonwers insurance for your individual needs.
Prepare For Winter
Have an emergency kit ready; an emergency kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Include the following: water, flash lights and batteries, first aid kit, whistles to signal for help, basic tools, manual can opener, small supply of food, radio, candles, lighter, blankets and rope.
The following is a checklist for what homeowners ought to be doing when prepping for the cold season. Stick to it, and you're sure to have a warmer and more relaxed winter experience (scraping and digging out your car notwithstanding).
Reverse ceiling fan rotation
Inspect your furnace and replace filters
Insulate water pipes
Turn off all outside water and sprinklers
Clean wood stoves and chimney’s
Install window insulators
Store summer tools and prep winter ones
Get a programmable thermostat
Make sure you caulk or repair and replace any siding that is failing
Stock up on emergency supplies
It's always wise to provide an outside air supply for combustion appliances like gas stoves and furnaces. You may need a professional to check this for you
Make sure your recreation vehicles get the same care as your home
Seal cracks in windows, doors, foundations, and ducts
Replace batteries in smoke detectors
Add insulation where needed
Check for leaks in gutters, windows and roofs
Cut shrubs away from your home