Winters can be cold in the Erie, CO area, and making sure your home is ready for it is important. With more than 25 years of experience, Advantage Service Insurance can provide your home with the protection it needs.
Tips for getting your home ready for winter
Check your smoke detectors
In the winter, everyone spends more time indoors. Making sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working can help to keep you, and your family safe.
Get your furnace cleaned
Getting your furnace cleaned and tuned up is an important task to get done before the winter arrives. It will work more efficiently and it is always better to have any little issues cleared up before the freezing cold weather arrives.
If you have a fireplace and you use it, cleaning your chimney should be part of getting your home ready for winter. Chimney fires are a danger that is avoidable.
Check for drafts
Having a tube of caulk can help the cold winds from whistling through your home. Check the windows and doors to make sure they fit tightly. Drafts can cause you to use more fuel, which is never a good thing.
Test run your snowblower
Take a test run with your snow blower to make sure that it is still in tip-top shape. Bring it in for a tune-up if needed.
Check your winter supplies
Having sand and salt on hand to treat any walkways that you have can help you avoid a slip-and-fall accident. Know where your snow shovels are and have them in an easily accessible location.
If you haven’t cleaned out the gutters, it needs to be done so, any winter rain can flow freely and not cause your downspouts to back up and damage your roof.
Get or Update Your Home Insurance Policy
You will want to make sure your home insurance is up to date before winter arrives. Contact Advantage Service Insurance in Erie, CO for all your home insurance needs.