Steps to Winterizing Your Aptos Homes

Winterize your Aptos homesAutumn is in full swing here in Aptos, CA, which means it’s a good time to start winterizing your Aptos homes. Start off the season by getting your furnace inspected and cleaned if necessary. It’s wise to change the filters on your furnace every month, for better energy efficiency. You may also want to consider getting a programmable thermostat if you do not have one. This is a great energy saver and allows you to have your home heated at optimal times.

The fireplace in your Aptos homes may need attention, too. Keep out pests by putting a cap or screen at the top of the chimney and consider hiring a chimney sweep if it’s been a while since the chimney was cleaned. Get your firewood ready, and store it in a dry place, away from the exterior of your home and make sure the damper opens and closes properly.

Now it’s time to begin winterizing your Aptos homes outside.

 

Check the doors and windows of your home. Put weatherstripping around doors and caulk windows to keep cold air out. Seal any exterior cracks.

One more thing you want to do is to clean out the rain gutters around your home. Clean out debris with a hose. It’s a good idea to put leaf guards on the gutters and extensions on downspouts to keep water away from your home, as well. Check your foundation for any entry points small animals could squeeze through and seal them up. The last thing you need when it’s cold is a rodent problem.

Winterizing your Aptos homes also includes preparing your garden tools. Drain gasoline from your lawnmower. . After cleaning and drying, store summer gardening tools so they will stay in good shape over the changing seasons.

If you have questions regarding Aptos, Rio Del Mar or Seascape  real estate, homes for sale, or how to get the best results when listing your home or condo for sale, just contact me, Hyko Roppel at (831) 477-5815 

Thanks for reading & have a great day in Santa Cruz County or wherever you call home!

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