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Home Improvement  /  December 17, 2021

A Basic Home Winterization Checklist

If you haven’t winterized your home yet, it’s important that you get a move on now. This way, you can spend the cold season in better comfort and with greater peace of mind. But we understand how daunting it is to begin this task. That’s why we’ve prepared this checklist to help you get started:

Winterization Checklist

HVAC System

You don’t want your furnace to break down in the middle of winter, so why not focus on it first? Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Clean or replace the air filters.

  2. Schedule a tune-up with a local HVAC technician.

  3. Check the fuel supply and exhaust vents.

  4. Make sure the carbon monoxide detector is working properly.

  5. Inspect and clean the heating vents to ensure proper airflow. 

Windows and Doors

Any damage to your windows and doors can lead to a compromised indoor environment and higher energy costs. To keep them weather-proof and airtight, you should:

  1. Inspect the exterior molding to determine whether it has damaged or missing caulking. If it truly is compromised, a premier handyman service provider like Handyman Connection® of Mason can re-caulk and repair your windows to quality results.

  2. Clean the tracks of sliding windows and doors.

  3. Make sure the locking systems of your doors and windows are working the way they should.

  4. Check for air leaks, which generally indicate window and door seal failure.

  5. Have the door inspected for failed weatherstripping.

Gutters

Frozen and sagging gutters can cause a number of problems to your roof and home. For this reason, make sure to:

  1. Have them cleaned as necessary to avoid congestion.

  2. Call an expert to readjust the gutter pitch. If the gutters aren’t sloped the right way, they won’t drain runoff or snowmelt properly.

  3. Go for a prompt replacement if the gutters are already showing extensive signs of damage.

Most homeowners want a more hands-free approach to home winterization, and that’s completely fine. Handyman Connection of Mason is always ready and available to do this task for you. Covering every crucial aspect of your home – from gutters and windows to doors and weatherstripping – we’ll make sure your living spaces will remain warm, comfortable and efficient throughout the winter months.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Winterizing your home becomes simple and worry-free when you turn to a trusted expert like Handyman Connection of Mason. Look no further for superior workmanship and customer-focused service. Call us today at (513) 733-3777, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Blue Ash, OH.

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