If you’re relocating to a portion of the country that experiences bitterly cold winter, snow, and ice, you should prepare your house for this weather. Making sure your house is winterized will help you reduce your monthly heating bills and potential troubles down the road. Windows/Doors

Keeping the spaces around the frames of your windows and doors caulked and well insulated helps to make sure your warm airs stays inside and the cold air doesn’t get in. If you feel extra drafts from under your door, consider buying a rolling draft guard to make sure your door can be opened and closed easily while keeping out the cold air.

Heating

To reduce your heating costs, you might want to think about investing in a thermostat that you can set to heat your home at different temperatures depending on the time of day. Paying to heat your house while you’re at work doesn’t make much sense, but remembering to turn your thermostat down every day before work might be a hard task. Also, if there’s a way to use portable infrared space heaters in the rooms you’re in, you can keep your overall house temperature lower (which equals a significant money savings).

Water Pipes

Disconnecting the water hoses from your outside spigot and letting that line drain can help drastically with freezing water pipes. Another good rule of thumb is to make sure your exterior wall pipes are well insulated, especially if they’re in your attic or crawl space.

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