Winter To-Do Checklist

Winter is just around the corner and that means preparation time for many of us. Here are items that you should consider doing around your house to make sure your family is prepared for the winter weather:

Cover Exterior Faucets
Save yourself time, money, and frustration and cover your outdoor faucets to prevent them from freezing over.

Check your windows and doors
Cold air coming into your house, or warm air escaping will cost you money. Use caulk and weather-stripping to eliminate any leaks that you encounter.

Make sure your attic is properly insulated
Heat rises, so if your attic is not insulated well, the heat will rise right out of your house. Spending money now on having your attic properly insulated will save in heating costs later on.

Cover your outside Air Conditioner unit
Covering your unit will help reduce any air leaks during colder months and will help prevent damage from water freezing inside the motor. Be sure to drain out any water and turn off water flow to your AC.

Clean your gutters
Clogged gutters can cause a lot of damage to your roof and exterior of your home when snow and ice thaw.

Replace Windows and Doors for a Tax Credit of up to $500
Homeowners may receive a tax credit equal to 10% of the product cost (installation may not be included) up to
• $200 for eligible windows and skylights
• $500 for eligible doors

Don’t forget, it’s not too late to qualify for the energy efficient credit that is due to expire in 2011! Act Fast Now to Save on your return!

What are some ways your family prepares for winter?