4 Steps to Prepare Your House for Winter

The temperatures outside are falling as winter approaches. If you are changing out your summer wardrobe for its winter counterpart, it is also time to prepare your house for colder weather. Consider these several preventative measures to ensure your family and home are kept safe and comfortable during these upcoming winter months.

1. Heating and Air Conditioning Upkeep

There is no greater inconvenience than having your heater go out, leaving you to face freezing temperatures. Before winter arrives, it is imperative to change out the filters. Taking the extra step to hire a technician to inspect your heating system is an excellent idea. During the inspection, the technician will make sure everything is in optimal working condition and test for carbon monoxide leaks to ensure you and your family are safe and comfortable.

2. Clean Gutters

During the summer and fall, debris and falling leaves accumulate in your gutters. Clogged gutters disrupt the flow of water, leading to roof leaks and water damage to interiors and exteriors. Clogged gutters also make fantastic homes for rodents and other pests, causing repair costs and headaches.

3. Clean the Chimney

There is nothing as cozy as a warm fire on a cold winter day. Before you light the fire, however, it is essential to have your chimney inspected. Ensuring your chimney is clean, and the vents are clean is imperative for keeping harmful carbon dioxide from invading your house.

4. Install Critter Guard’s Line Guard and Pole Guard

Humans aren't the only ones who try to escape freezing temperatures. Animals like squirrels and rats love to access homes via roofs and attics by climbing over electric lines and conductors. To prevent expensive damages and potential power outages, consider installing our Line Guard and Pole Guard products. Our humane wildlife control products deter wildlife from climbing power lines, utility poles, and trees, keeping them away from your roof while simultaneously protecting your power.

At Critter Guard, our goal is to ensure you and your home are fully protected this winter season. To learn more about our products, contact us today!