7 Ways to Winterize Your Home

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?

16 Comments

  1. Toni | Boulder Locavore

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

  2. Janis @MommyBlogExpert

    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.

  3. Lisa Bristol

    We just put plastic on the sun room windows. It helps to keep some of the heat in that room. This weekend we are cleaning out our gutters.

  4. Ann Bacciaglia

    I just finished Winterizing my home. I had to make sure the chimney was plugged up. I will have to get it fixed in the Spring so I can use the fireplace next year.

  5. Elizabeth Lampman

    We just cleaned out our gutters this weekend. I am glad we did, it has been raining ever since. It is important to Winterize your home.

  6. Reesa Lewandowski

    We need to do this now. The winter season crept up quickly!

  7. Heather @ Kraus House Mom

    We would clean out the gutters and make sure the snow blower was accessible.

  8. Tara

    I would love to get our filters delivered right to our door. I’m sure they don’t get changed as often as they should.

  9. Stacie

    These are all great tips for winterizing your home. We just got central air this summer so I will have to make sure the unit was covered.

  10. NPC

    great tips! My hubby just actually winterized our house!

  11. Kelly Hutchinson

    These are all really great ideas. It is so smart to prepare yourself for the winter. Not telling how bad it will be.

  12. Amy Desrosiers

    I actually have that same door mat here! We are all about saving money with winterization in this home!

  13. Aimee Smith

    I always forget to change my filters! Thats for the reminder!

  14. Jeanette

    I totally forget about doing the smoke alarms! Thank you for the reminder we will be doing that later on tonight.

  15. Colleen Lanin

    Oh wow. I never realized we were supposed to be covering our AC unit for the season. I’ll have to let my husband know about this.

  16. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Great tips. We test our alarms every season. The last thing you want is detectors that don’t work!

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