When the Acadians came down from Canada, they didn’t bring much of that cold weather with them. But that doesn’t mean that South Louisiana doesn’t get its fair share of cold fronts each year. Here are a few tips to make sure that your home is ready for winter.
Seal Up Drafty Windows
You’ll probably be running your heater all winter, so the best way to make sure you don’t overpay for utilities is to check your home for gaps along the sides of windows and doors. People with newly-installed storm windows should be fine. This is a common problem in homes with windows that are older or swing open, which are often in sunrooms and rooms leading to the backyard. On the first cold, windy day of the year, check for drafty windows and use caulk to seal them.
Check Your Heating System
It’s been months since you last ran the heater, so you should make sure that it’s still working properly. Before it starts getting too cold, replace the filter and turn on the heater for an extended period of time. This will help you see if it can still warm up the whole house. If it’s having problems, you’ll be glad you got it fixed ahead of time.
Cover Up Tile With Rugs
If the flooring in your home is mostly tile, you know how cold it can get when you’re walking around. Instead of wearing socks all winter, try putting down a few rugs or carpets to help keep your feet warm.
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