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Keeping your home warm this winter.

I got these ideas from a Lowes newsletter and thought they might help you to get your home ready for the winter, just follow these few helpful tips and your home will be warm and inviting. If you are selling your home remember a home that is prepared for the weather will attract more buyers and sell faster.

Check the Heating System

  • Replace furnace filters
  • Fill oil or propane tanks
  • Vacuum around registers and air ducts
  • Check for proper venting of furnace, water heater and fireplace.
  • Arrange for a chimney inspection


Block Drafts

  • Caulk around windows and pipes that exit the houser
  • Add or replace weather stripping around doors
  • Install storm doors and windows if you have them
  • Seal foundation holes


Stop Leaks

  • Check and clean the gutters
  • Inspect and fix loose roof shingles or leaks



  • Add attic insulation if needed
  • Place an insulation blanket around the water heater
  • Install heat tape on pipes if necessary


Clean up the Yard

  • Shut off outside water


Keep up with the Weather

  • Clear snow, mud and puddles from walkways and driveways


Create a Warm Interior

  • Add heavier drapes or insulated shades to block drafts
  • Set the tempreture at a comfortable level
  • Insert warm accent colors such as red or gold throws and pillows to cozy up any room
  • Turn on lamps and overhead lights
  • Add can lights in the croners to brighten up those dark days

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Comment balloon 0 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • January 25 2007 05:53PM


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