With fall soon approaching, now’s a good time to start preparing your home for the change of seasons. The longer you put home projects off, the greater your chances of getting caught off guard when cold weather hits in earnest. Here are a few ideas from Koverage Insurance Group on how to prepare your Enfield, CT home for the cooler temperatures of fall.
Clear Out Your Gutters
Clean your home’s gutters of dirt and debris that can keep rainwater from draining freely. Clogged gutters can cause water to amass on your roof and eventually leak into your home.
Service Your Heating System
Schedule an appointment to have your heating system serviced before cold weather arrives. Clean your filters and vents and make sure airflow isn’t impeded by carpets, curtains or furniture. If your home has a fireplace, make sure it’s clean and ready for use. For safety’s sake, your chimney should be cleaned and inspected by a professional before using.
Seal Cracks in Windows and Doors
As winters can be freezing in Connecticut, take time now to seal cracks in windows and doors to eliminate drafts, keep warm air in and save money on heating costs.
Empty Hoses and Outdoor Faucets
Disconnect and store away outdoor hoses before temperatures drop. Run faucets and sprinkler system to drain all water and then turn off the water supply. This will prevent pipes from bursting when temperatures plunge.
Update Your Home Insurance
Review your home insurance coverage to ensure you have the dwelling, property and liability protection you need. This is especially important if you’re expecting visitors for the holidays. The right coverage will protect you against unexpected disasters or accidents that may occur on your property.
To upgrade your home insurance coverage, call or visit your Koverage Insurance Group agent in Enfield, CT today.