Changing Time? Let’s Rewind!

Daylight savings time is about to vanish until next year. As you get ready to manually change some of your devices, it’s also time to do a little home maintenance and safety inspection to welcome in the season. Here are a few tasks that should be on your list:

  • Seal air leaks – Check your windows, doors and other areas for seepage and seal them if needed. This will cut down on your energy bill and keep the heat in when it’s cold.
  • Contact a chimney sweep – You should have your chimney inspected annually, especially if you use it.
  • Get your furnace inspected.
  • Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Flip your mattress or rotate it the other way.
  • Reverse your ceiling fan – Reversing your blades to operate clockwise will give you savings on your energy bill.
  • Drain your water heater on a quarterly basis.
  • Wrap your tree trunks on deciduous trees – Using crepe paper will help to prevent sunscald in the winter.
  • Turn off exterior faucets in very cold climates.

For more tips, contact us at Lou Aggetta Insurance and get a quote today!