Homeowners must recognize that each season brings some specific challenges and obstacles, which must be approached wisely. In some parts of the country, where the weather becomes a major problem, in winter, due to low temperatures, freezing rainfall, etc., there are many wise precautions, etc., that can make home ownership much more enjoyable and less stressful. and tense. You have to recognize and prepare. for smart maintenance and preventative maintenance, minor repairs, and certain simple energy efficiencies, which can reduce stress and expense, and enhance personal comfort and enjoyment of living there. With that in mind, this article will briefly attempt, review, consider, and discuss some areas where a little preparation is a proactive and smart way to proceed.

1. Heating system: Smart homeowners buy or obtain a heating system contract from their supplier and avoid getting caught unprepared. Remember to make this appointment in advance, because heating companies start to be busy in the autumn. Call in the summer and reserve a time convenient for both of you. Some of the services provided during this appointment include: a) temperature control (internal and external); b) filter cleaning / replacement, etc; c) Check and adjust thermostats, if necessary.

two. Air leaks: Check exterior / exterior entrances, especially around / through doors and windows. Is air entering, under or around the exterior doors? Sweeps they are straightforward solutions, for the air entering under the door, and will significantly reduce the discomfort of cold air. Are your windows double glazed and are they free from air leaks etc.? Winter caulking and other preparations are often very helpful.

3. Exterior corridors, paths, patios, etc: Address minor blemishes, cracks, etc., before the weather turns severe and colder. Many external materials, such as asphalt, tar, etc., suffer major stresses and minor cracks often become major problems, if neglected, beforehand.

Four. Roof – leaders and gutters: You or hire someone to remove the sheets and any other obstructions and / or contents from your roof, leaders and gutters. This should be done at the end of November, so that most of the leaves have already fallen.

5. Plums and shrubs, etc: Plums, carefully, and cut your bushes. If and when it snows, and especially if there is accumulation of ice etc, the weight is a potential catastrophe, waiting, happening and preparing, by making these items safer, will not only reduce stress and tension, but also possible major problems .

Prudent owners prepare for all seasons. Winter is on its way, so proceed wisely!