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6 Tips to Winterize Your Home: Interior

6 Tips to Winterize Your Home: Interior

Winter is just around the corner. Are you prepared? No one wants to experience frozen pipes, water damage and mold this winter. In a previous blog, we discuss winterizing the exterior of your home. Below are 6 tips to help get the interior of your home ready in time for winter.

  1. Wrap insulation sleeves around exposed pipes that run through unheated areas, such as garages, attics and crawl spaces. This will help to protect pipes from freezing.


  1. Would you like to save 5-10% on your energy bill? S Department of Energy (DOE) advises to apply caulk or weather-stripping to drafty windows and doors. It can also help prevent water damage from rain, melted ice or snow in those areas.


  1. Insulate the walls in attics and garages to help keep your home warm and cozy.


  1. Wrap Water Heater with an insulation blanket designed to fit your size tank. These are made of flexible materials that range from foil to fiberglass. DOE reports they can reduce heat loss by 25%-45% resulting in an energy savings of 7%-16% annually. This DIY project takes about 1.5 hours to complete with an overall cost of only $30. Within a year the blanket pays for itself!


  1. Keep the fireplace flue damper tightly closed when not in use to keep warm indoor air from escaping and cold air from entering the house through the chimney.


  1. Does your home have ceiling fans? In the winter, ceiling fans need to spin clockwise on low speed. This creates an updraft that helps move warm air trapped near the ceiling back out and around the room.

Frozen pipes can lead to water damage and unhealthy mold growth. We understand how stressful that can be. No one wants water damage, but if it does happen to you, call Water Extraction Experts! We use the most advanced technology in water damage mitigation and mold remediation to quickly get your home and your life back to normal again.

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