Winterizing your residential home will enable you to enjoy a more comfortable interior environment despite frigid temperatures outside. There are various ways that you can winterize your Frederick, MD, home. Here are just a few:
Install Storm Windows and Doors
Install storm windows and doors to protect your home from cold drafts as winter winds begin to blow. Storm windows and doors will keep cold winds out while maintaining heat inside for a warmer environment.
Tune Up HVAC System
Have your HVAC system professionally inspected and tuned to handle the rigors of winter. A clean, lubricated and professionally tuned heating system will provide you with maximum efficiency all winter long.
Increase Home Insulation
A well-insulated home is a comfortable home. Adding more insulation to your home’s walls, basement and attic will keep your home warmer while conserving energy to reduce heating costs.
Weather-strip or Plasticize Windows
Weather-strip drafty windows or cover with plastic sheeting to keep cold air out and heat in. Many hardware stores sell window insulation kits that come with all you need to seal window gaps that allow cold air to seep through. Old, worn windows should be replaced with new, energy efficient models that offer year round protection.
Insulate Water Heater and Pipes
Insulate your water heater and pipes to reduce heat loss and lower heating costs. Insulating water pipes reduces the risk of their freezing during frigid temperatures. Pipes can be wrapped with pre-slit insulating foam and duct tape, both of which can be purchased at most any hardware store.
Major home improvements to winterize a home, such as buying new windows or upgrading your furnace, could qualify you for a discount on your Lebherz Insurance premium. By talking to your Lebherz Insurance representative in Frederick, MD, you can get a better idea of winterizing projects that can help reduce home insurance costs.