There is nothing like Rochester weather! Record breaking warm temperatures last week, and the first snowfall of the year this week! People of Pittsford are used to rapid weather changes! Here’s our updated Winterize Your Home Guide!
With the colder temperatures, the frost, and snow- it is time to winterize your home! There are many things you can do to make sure your house stays warm & efficient during colder seasons, and we’ve got some tips & tricks for you:
Popular Mechanics reports that drafts “can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use;” that can really add up on your heating bill!! Simple things like using a door snake can help reduce drafts in your home, but there are so many other ways to seal out the cold & keep in the warm! BCHYDRO to help you identify draft-prone areas & how to correct them.
Switch Up the Ceiling Fan
Think your ceiling fan is only for the warmer seasons? Think again! Most ceiling fans have a reverse switch on them, and spinning your blades CLOCKWISE will push the warm air from the ceiling down! You’ll keep the warm air circulating, and everyone will feel a little more toasty 😉
Fix-Up the Furnace
Have your furnace serviced & consider a permanent furnace filter! You’re in luck! We work with several trusted professionals:
Mendon Heating & Cooling 381-6042
Feldman Heating & Cooling 288-2050
Home Comfort Heating & Cooling 426-2237
Rochester Heating & Cooling (Mike) 458-3700
Get Ready to be on Snow Patrol
Get Your Yard Ready
And don’t forget the yard! If you take some time to winterize it properly in the next few days, you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble come spring! Drain your garden hose & bring it inside. It’s a little late to plant grass seed, but to give your lawn a head start in the Spring, don’t neglect raking up the fallen leaves and debris. And lastly, bring in all your patio furniture that won’t survive the cold & wet weather!
So, are you looking forward to winter?
We enjoy all 4 seasons in Pittsford NY! Want to find your dream home in our community? We’d love to help! Contact Christina Feck today! Need a little maintenance on your credit report? Contact Mike Monile.