Winter Is Upon Us
Be Ready For Winter.
With Winter upon us, make sure that your house is ready for winter, whether you get snow where you live or you are one of the lucky few who have a home that’s in a snowless climate, these tips are great for you to do anyway before it gets too cold out.
1. Clean Those Gutters
As snow melts, the water needs a clear path from the roof away from the home. Otherwise, you run the risk of flooding. Even if you don’t expect snow this winter, cleaning out your gutters can help prevent flooding with rain as well. Regularly clean out excessive build up of fallen leaves, pines and debris to prevent overflow later.
2. Trim Shrubs and Trees
Check the outside of your home to see if any tree branches have grown or are falling towards your home. Snow and ice and wind can weigh, sway and shake these branches to the point where they can break off and cause a lot of damage to your house or vehicles. Take action ahead of time and trim branches before they get too big or too bent.
3. Plant a Windbreak to Conserve Energy
By planting shrubs, or small trees, you can help break the cold winds from hitting your house, which has proven to help with heating bills by helping keep out some of the cold from getting into your house. By planting a windbreak you can save up to 30% on your heating bill!
4. Smart Home Thermostat
A Smart Home Thermometer from Titan Alarm can help you put your house on a schedule, that way your house isn’t heating up while you’re away, wasting electricity, you can also set up a geo fence for your house to help your house be just the right temperature for you when you get home. To learn more about geo-fencing check out this blog we did. Click Here.
5. Keep An Eye On That Space Heater.
During the winter months, the fire departments see a massive increase in fires started with heating equipment. A recent study showed that at least half of all home fires between December and February are caused by space heaters and heating equipment.
To help prevent these kind of fires, furnaces, chimneys, space heaters and radiators need to be cleaned regularly and be sure to keep those blankets and wrapping paper away from them as well!
6. Utilize Your Smart Home
With a Titan Alarm Smart Home System, you can keep your home safe and armed, turn your lights on and off, keep your thermostat at just the right temperature and so much more! If you want to learn more about a Smart Home System from Titan Alarm, contact us! Give us a call: 602-680-4567 or TEXT US! 623-523-4849
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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.