9 Ways to Prepare Your Home For Winter


Winterize Your Air Conditioning and Any Water Lines

Take some time to drain and empty all hoses and air conditioning piping, so there is no excess water that can freeze and cause costly damage.

Axium has some great referrals for those of us who are less inclined to do it themselves. Blue Valley Energy can assist you with any and all HVAC winterization and servicing – call us at 720-545-2957 to be connected!

Keep the Drafts Out!

There are numerous ways to ensure those cold, winter drafts are staying out of your home, including draft snakes for door seals and windows.

For a more thorough list, look at House Logic’s list of great ideas.

Get Your HVAC Units Serviced

Heating and cooling systems need consistent maintenance, including heating system tune-ups, cleaning, and general checks. Replace your filters, and get your water heater emptied. Make sure that your costs this winter stay as low as possible, and get a qualified heating and air conditioning company to find out what your systems need. Call us at 720-545-2957 to be connected to our preferred vendor.


Insulate Your Windows

Insulate your windows and doors with simple window insulation kits that you can pick up at your local hardware and home supply store. They help keep your toes warm and your bills low.


Caulking and Weatherstripping

Even if you’re not the most handy home owner, you can prevent numerous leaks in sealant around windows, chimneys, pipes, and wiring that lead to the outside of your home. These simple fixes can provide up to a 30% energy decrease. Find more instructions and information by going to GE’s Five Easy Steps.

Energy Efficient Insulation

The government provides tax breaks to those who have installed energy efficient insulation. Moreover, you can reduce your heating and cooling costs by 20%! For more facts, visit EnergyStar or North American Insulation Manufacturers Association for more information.


Clean Out Those Gutters!

The best part of this one is that it is free! By doing a simple cleaning, ensuring your gutters are not clogged with leaves and other debris, you save yourself from icicles and other issues.


Get Your Ceiling Fans Going Clockwise

As you may well know, heat rises. To save energy and keep your home nice and toasty, it helps to make your ceiling fans spin in a clockwise direction, pushing the heat down.


Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Making the mistake of not blowing out your sprinkler system can cause serious damage to your home. Call a qualified sprinkler or irrigation company and have them take care of it. We suggest going to Team Dave Logan or the Better Business Bureau to find a reputable company