Last Updated on July 17, 2023

Winter Preparation Checklist

Post by Real Estate Group


Heating Systems

  • Replace your air filters
  • Inspect your vents for debris and obstructions
  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Test the furnace to ensure its working
  • Top up fuel supply (propane or fuel oil furnaces)

Air Conditioning Systems

  • Clean your air conditioner of dust and debris
  • Release excess fluids from the air conditioner
  • Protect your air conditioner with a cover
  • Ensure any window attachments are uninstalled and windows are sealed tightly
New home construction pipes and electrical

Water Pipes

  • Insulate exposed piping in crawlspaces, the attic, and exterior walls
  • Cut off the water supply to the exterior faucets
  • Drain exterior faucets of the residual water
  • Disconnect and drain the water hose
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  • Inspect the exterior moldings for damages or gaps
  • Inspect windows and doors for air leak
  • Clean out the window tracks of debris
  • Cover the hot water tank with an insulation blanket
  • Insulate exterior outlets and switch plates with foam-sealing gaskets
  • Seal the fireplace with fiberglass insulation
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  • Clear your gutters of leaves and debris
  • Inspect the flashing around your chimney and other roof projections
  • Inspect the shingles for damage or missing pieces

Outdoor Items

  • Move the patio furniture indoors or cover them with a tarp
  • Inspect and patch cracks are damage to the driveway or walkways
  • Clean the grill and place a protective cover over it
  • Clean and store garden tools

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