With all this rain we have been getting this year, you want to ensure your home is ready to handle it. Check out our suggestions on how to prepare your home in Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa for the winter storms.
Winterizing your home can help to save energy and money on your utility bills. Here are some tips to winterize your home:
Check your windows and doors for gaps or cracks, and apply weatherstripping around them to keep cold air from entering your home.
Check your insulation levels in attics, floors and walls to ensure that your home is well-insulated.
Place a plastic sheet over your windows to keep cold air out.
Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans so warm air is forced down.
Replace the filter on your furnace regularly.
Consider investing in a programmable thermostat, so you can set a timer to turn your furnace off when you're away from home or asleep.
Make sure your chimney or flue is clean and in good working order.
Disconnect all outside hoses and store them away in a safe place.
Make sure all gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and that there is proper drainage away from your home.
Use caulking or insulation to seal any gaps or cracks around electrical outlets and switches on exterior walls.
By taking the time to winterize your home, you can help ensure that your home is energy efficient and comfortable throughout the cold winter months.
If you notice a leak in any of your windows, give us a call at (707) 253-0622 and we can come out and help you fix your failed windows.