There is nothing like Rochester weather! After record breaking warm temperatures this week, it really comes as no surprise to us that we have a potential for our first snowfall of the year next week. People of Pittsford are used to bipolar weather!!
With the colder temperatures, the frost, and the impending snow (it’ll come sooner or later!)- 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! Allstate has a great resource 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! We’ve got some great pros in the area who can help you out:
Bentlem Heating & Cooling has been serving the Pittsford area for over 90 years!
Taylor Heating is another great choice, with a 24 hour emergency line- never be without heat this winter!
Isaac Heating & Air will come out and give your home a free energy audit!
Get Ready to be on Snow Patrol
1. Put the snow brush back in your car (maybe it never left the trunk!?)
2. Check on your snow shovel
3. Take the snow blower in for a tune-up
4. Still have all the cold-weather gear you need?
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 us today!