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Tips for Winter

  • Keep humidity levels lower as the temperature drops

  • Keep window treatments open as much as possible.

  • Clean or replace furnace filter as needed.

  • Check hot water heater for mineral build up.

  • Clean range hood filter.

  • Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Occasionally open a couple of windows for about 10 minutes to help air quality and prevent moisture build up.

  • Clean faucet aerators.

  • Pour water in floor drains to maintain the trap’s water barrier.

  • Check outside vents (dryers, bath exhaust fans, furnaces, etc.) to make sure they are working properly and free of frost, snow, and debris.

  • With an older home that is not well insulated, a professional should remove the snow from the roof to prevent shingle damage and ice dams from forming. 

  • Avoid walking or driving on the lawn without snow cover.

  • Keep egress windows free and clear of snow and debris.