As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to take good care of your roofing system all year round. After all, without proper care and maintenance, your home can be left susceptible to many kinds of damage. In fact, now that the winter season is in full swing, it’s even more important that you are prudent when it comes to your home’s maintenance, especially if you live in an area that’s prone to ice and snow. But how exactly can a homeowner maintain their home in the winter?
Here are the six home maintenance projects you can have your handyman do during the winter season.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
During the winter season, you’ll want your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit to heat your home in a more efficient manner. That way, you can keep the house comfortable while saving money at the same time. According to experts, one way you can do this is by having your handyman install a programmable thermostat in your home before or during the winter season.
- Clean Debris From Gutters
Winter storms are a possibility during this time of the year. If your gutters aren’t cleaned, they can easily clog and overflow or even seep beneath your shingles. With that in mind, make it a point to remove any form of debris in your gutters before the winter season arrives to prevent this from occurring.
- Maintain Your HVAC Unit
Your HVAC will be used even more during the winter season to keep your home warm, and, as such, it’s a good idea to have a professional maintain it every now and then. To do this, have a professional inspect and tune it up, and consider having the furnace filters replaced as well to prevent dust and particles from circulating around your home. That way, the furnace will work more efficiently throughout the winter season.
- Increase Your Home’s Insulation
On the other hand, if your home still feels a bit too cold for your tastes, consider having a professional increase the insulation in your home. That way, you can retain heat and reduce your heating bill at the same time.
- Install Winter Storm Doors and Windows
Alternatively, you can also have a handyman install storm doors and windows around your home to keep the rain and cold air out of your home during the winter season. By doing so, you’ll be able to keep your home as warm and cozy as possible.
- Insulate Your Plumbing and Pipes
During the winter season, make it a point to have your handyman insulate your plumbing and pipes. This is because by insulating your plumbing and pipes, you can prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting during the winter.
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