When you live in Utah, it is important to prep for the fall. Just beyond those fall months are the colder winter months. Your home needs to get a little help to prepare for all of the ice and snow that is inevitably up ahead.
You have to consider what the cold air is going to do to your home. You are going to be running your heater longer and that is to ensure that you are comfortable indoors. There are a few things that you can do to help the heater run and minimize your energy bills at the same time.
- Weather strip around windows and doors
- Have the heater inspected
- Reverse your fans
The snow and ice can damage your home if you don’t do a little bit of prep work. Clean out your gutters so that they aren’t clogged. Otherwise, the snow and rain can create an ice dam – and potentially cause your gutters to fall down.
You will also want to fill and seal any cracks in your driveway and walkways. This is because as the weather gets colder, cracks could be worsened.
Make sure to have your chimney cleaned so that you don’t experience a clogged fireplace, and the fall is a great time to replace all the batteries in your smoke detectors, especially because of all of the holiday baking, holiday lights, and more that will be around your home.
Take the time to create an actual checklist so that you can be sure that all of the prep work is being done in a timely manner.
Contact an agent at Smart Way Insurance Agency today to learn how you can protect your home in Utah. Many homeowners are depending upon our knowledgeable agents to get covered in the form of quality homeowner’s insurance policies.