Before you know it, Halloween will be gone. After that, winter will really feel like it’s on the way. Now is the best time to start preparing your home for the next change in seasons. Keeping your custom home cozy won’t be hard to do if you follow this guide!
Take Care of the Heating
Even if you still run your AC on some days, the time has come to start paying more attention to your furnace. The heating system in your custom home could still be relatively new, but that doesn’t mean it won’t need a tuneup. That’s why preventative maintenance is such a smart investment for your home’s HVAC system, no matter what time of the year it is. By doing this, you can help protect your family from exposure to carbon monoxide. Use caulk to seal up any gaps in windows, doors, or crawlspaces to keep the warm air in and cold air out!
Reverse the Fans
Our next suggestion is to reverse the fans. This means that you need to run your ceiling fans in reverse. Also, try lowering their speed. This means that cooler air gets pushed up and warmer air is drawn down, which can help you feel more comfortable when it is bitterly cold outside.
Prepare the Pipes
It’s also a good idea to prepare the pipes both inside your home and outside. Many custom homes have swimming pools and other water features outside with pipes that are often left exposed to the elements. Even a tiny crack can eject several gallons of water a day, and that is a nightmare scenario you definitely want to avoid!
Clean Out the Gutters
Another way to prevent water damage to your home before winter arrives is to clean out the gutters. Your roof and gutter system are two essential parts of your custom home’s exterior. You need to make sure there isn’t anything clogging them up or causing blockages that can interfere with their ability to drain water away from the foundations of your custom home.
Contact Homeland Builders, LLC Today!
Homeland Builders is honored to help you build your dreams. We proudly serve the custom home needs of families throughout Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Queen Anne’s County, Prince George’s County, Saint Mary’s County, Montgomery County, and Howard County. If you’re located in Maryland and have a vision for the perfect home for you and your family, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 443-336-1164 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today, and we will be happy to answer all of your home building questions. Let us provide you with your complimentary consultation to discuss your project design and budgeting requirements.