Henry Murray’s Winter Checklist
Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather to work on projects around your home to prepare for common winter problems.
- Clean your gutters.
- Make sure downspouts move the water away from the home.
- Caulk areas such as windows, doors and receptacles to keep the cold out.
- Have your furnace and chimney checked and cleaned annually.
- Vacuum out your air ducts.
- Keep cabinets on exterior walls, bathroom and laundry room doors open to allow warm air to circulate.
- Remove screen windows and put up storm windows.
- Reverse the circulation of your ceiling fans.
An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure? Better be safe than sorry? Whatever your reason, it is always best to be prepared. Personally, I just prefer to work outside when the weather is nice. Maybe after I am done I will hang my Christmas lights. Just kidding. We all know you have to wait until the coldest, wettest day in December to do that.
–Robin Greulich, Marine Insurance Account Representative