With the first day of winter coming up quickly, it’s important to ensure that you and your home are prepared for the cold weather. We provided you with a few wintertime maintenance tips in a previous post, and in today’s post, we’ll continue to provide you with tips that will keep your home safe and comfortable this winter.
Inspect Your Windows
The winter months can be dark and dreary, and one of the best things about your windows is that they can be opened throughout the day to provide you with plenty of natural light. However, many homeowners keep their windows closed because they have cracks or small openings that allow cold air to flow throughout the home. If you find that your heater has a hard time maintaining a stable temperature because of drafty windows, then get in touch with one of our talented Kansas City window contractors to learn more about replacement windows. Window installations throughout your home might be just what you need to keep your home comfortable during the coldest nights of the winter!
Protect Your Flooring
Wet shoes are common this time of year, and you don’t want to take the risk of your floors becoming damaged and slippery because of melted snow. Consider investing in a few area rugs or runners you can place near the front and back doors so that everyone can wipe their shoes off as they come inside. Moreover, you may want to purchase a shoe rack that you can use exclusively during the winter. Everyone will have a spot for their snowy shoes, and you won’t have to worry about your favorite shoe rack being damaged by water.
Cover Your Patio Furniture
We know that Kansas City homeowners love using their patios during the warmer months of the year, and we’re always a bit sad when it becomes too chilly to sit outside and enjoy the company of our friends and family. You’ve made a significant investment in your patio furniture, so make sure that it’s protected by purchasing a large tarp that will keep everything safe from the elements. You can also try storing cushions, pillows, and pads inside to ensure that nothing is damaged by snow and ice — just remember to put them back out when the weather warms up!
Reverse Your Ceiling Fans
If you use ceiling fans throughout your home, then make sure that they’re running clockwise during the winter. Hot air rises, and reversing the direction of your fan can help you push warm air down to the floor and make your home more comfortable. This tip is particularly useful if you have vaulted ceilings in your home, but anyone with a ceiling fan will benefit from reversing the direction of the blades.
We hope that these tips will help you keep your home warm, safe, and welcoming this winter. If you’re interested in learning more about window installations, or any of the other services we offer, then call us at 816-629-6270 or fill out the form below to get started!