3Rs Construction suggests three simple things to do for your house that helps with comfort and safety during cold winter months. These three things help protect your home from water damage and keep it warmer. They will also help your house be more energy efficient as the temperature drops.
Cover the foundations vents – It is important to keep them open year-round to keep moisture from building up, but when the freezing temperatures come, cover them up to help hold in the warmth.
Put covers on your outdoor faucets – When the temperature drops below freezing, your pipes are in danger of bursting if not protected. Covers can easily be found at home supply stores or in the home maintenance area of some departments stores.
Apply weather stripping to doors – Cold air can seep in through cracks around exterior doors and that means your heating system will work harder to keep your home warm. If you have old windows, you may want to check those too. Sealing cracks will help keep your home energy costs down.
So there you go. Simple, right? Little things can make a big difference in your home’s comfort and efficiency.