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Transitioning Your Home for Winter

winter homeSouthern winters can range from dry and mild to wet and frigid. Making sure your home to ready for whatever the season brings can help prevent unpredictable headaches. Use our winter home checklist to help give you peace of mind.

Check for cold spots.
Gaps around windows and doors are the biggest culprits for a high heating bill. You can add insulation or a draft snake to keep the cold air out and your home cozy.

Clean gutters.
Clear gutters ensure proper drainage and prevent damage should you experience freezing temps this winter.

Have your chimney cleaned.
If you enjoy relaxing by your fireplace, make sure you take the time to have your chimney cleaned and inspected.

Have your HVAC system checked.
There is nothing worse than having your heat go out in the middle of a cold snap. By proactively having your system checked by a professional, you should be able to keep your family warmand avoid any headaches during the cold months.

Lower your thermostat.
Did you know you can save between 1 and 3 percent of your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat? Make it easy by programming your thermostat to automatically lower when you leave the house.

Change air filters.
Dirty air filters restrict air flow, which makes your system work harder to heat your home. Best practice is to change filters every month when the heat is running.

With these simple steps, you can keep your home running smoothly and your electric bill in check this winter.

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