Easy DIY Home Projects for Winter

Easy DIY Home Projects for Winter

It’s no secret that winter can be rough. If you live in an area with harsh cold, it can take its toll on you, but don’t overlook the toll it takes on your home, too. Prepare yourself and your house for the difficult weather to come with these easy projects homeowners can do themselves.

Protect Your Pipes

Snow? Below-freezing temperatures? Your pipes are going to feel it, too. Turn the water off to any faucet outside, including hoses and sprinklers, and don’t overlook your laundry room if it’s in the garage. You can buy insulation specifically for pipes (sometimes called pipe jackets). Leave your indoor faucets on drip to keep the water moving, especially in tubs and showers.

Keep Heat in Your Home

Start basic. If you can see a crack in the wall, heat will escape, and the cold will get in. Patch it up, spackle it, and just get it covered. You can put draft snakes along doors and windows to keep the warm air inside. If you have a chimney and you’re not using it, close the chute. Reverse the rotation of any ceiling fans in your home so that warm air is forced downward. Adding a thick rug or two to larger rooms can also add some insulation to your home.

Protect Your Attic

It may seem like the opposite of what makes sense, but if you have an attic, you want to keep it at a much lower temperature than you do your home to prevent ice dams. A hot attic can make snow melt and refreeze at the edge of the roof. This prevents drainage and can cause the runoff to then enter the attic itself. You also should make sure your gutters are clear as well. Keep the floor of the attic insulated to prevent heat from the home getting in the attic and cold from the attic invading the home.

Pool Protection

If you have an in-ground pool, you need to cover your pool during the winter months. A pool cover will keep you from having to clean the pool during those cold days when all you want is to curl up inside with a cup of tea or cocoa. It will also help keep animals from making your empty pool into their winter home. You’ll keep snow and rain out of the pool as well, further easing the burden of maintenance.

Keep Your Plants Safe and Healthy

Winter is devastating on gardens, and that includes typically winter-safe plants if it gets cold enough. The best thing you can do for your garden this winter is to get your plants shelter. If you feel industrious, you can build your own, or simply use old blankets and covers to protect them when the weather gets truly hideous. If you want to use plastic sheeting as a cover, make sure you have wooden framework to staple it firmly into to prevent it from blowing away or leaking. It will also keep the plastic off of your plants, which can be damaging.

It’s very easy to be intimidated when thinking of the frozen months ahead, especially as a homeowner, but there’s absolutely no need to be. There are so many DIY projects you can do yourself and even save some money for the holidays and the new year. Little steps all add up, and every bit of upkeep will help you and your home stay safe and warm this frigid winter.

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Cold In Columbus? Have Advance Repair your Furnace, FAST!

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The Top 10 (Of Many) Reasons Why Advance Heating and Cooling Should Be The #1 Choice for Your Furnace Replacement Company in Columbus, Ohio & Surrounding Areas.

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Advance Heating and Cooling is a reliable furnace replacement company in Columbus that specializes in proper HVAC repair for all of Franklin and Licking Counties. Why should you hire us instead of the other guys? We could write you a novel, but you’re busy, and we aren’t writers, we’re reliable HVAC service technicians.

Here are the top ten reasons you should hire the experienced HVAC technicians at Advance Heating and Cooling:

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  5. We offer you viable solutions at the lowest competitive prices. We will work with you.
  6. If your system needs to be replaced, we offer you a free estimate so you can be sure you won’t break your budget while trying to fix your furnace.
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  8. We provide emergency services, no matter what day or time it is, with no overtime charges. This just one of the reasons why we are such a highly recommended furnace replacement company in Columbus.
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Hassle-Free Furnace Replacement Company in Columbus, Ohio

Hassle-Free Furnace Replacement Company in Columbus, Ohio

Controlling the weather is out of your hands, but you should always have total control over the temperatures inside your home. Call it your in-home weather. Do you like it cool and a little windy inside, or warm and cozy with less air movement? The in-home weather is in your hands! Well, it was... Being the weather man (or woman) was fun when you could predict your in-home weather with 100% accuracy, but now that your heating and cooling system has gone out, you can only guess at how much more awful you’re going to feel until you can get things fixed. Ohio weather is a fickle frenemy, and you don’t want to be stuck at home toughing it out during a particularly uncomfortable  day.

The key to enjoying your house in total comfort and solace is to hire a qualified Furnace Replacement Company for all installations and repairs. Let’s be real here: Just because you like the idea of a DIY fix doesn’t mean you’re going to be successful at one. DIY fixes may be cheap or even free, but the old adages of, “you get what you pay for” and, “time is money” apply here, including the time you’ll waste attempting to become a qualified HVAC technician today. You do want the problem fixed today, right?

Hiring your cousin won’t work, either. Yeah, you love him to death, but he knows too much about pizza and not enough about fixing HVAC problems. He’s also 3 hours late to every family gathering. Having a well running furnace and air conditioning system is often taken for granted until you go without it. Don’t hassle with your cousin, get your heating and cooling fixed the right way, asap!

Your heating and air conditioning are essential to your home, so don’t gamble on keeping them in top condition. Put your trust in the most reliable and affordable Furnace Replacement Company in Columbus, Ohio: Advance Heating and Cooling. Our qualified technicians offer the best services in the region, and you won’t need to stress about the imminent failure of a DIY attempt. You won’t have to call your cousin 10 times, trying to get him to come over to attempt his imminent failure either. We service all of Columbus, and we do it right, so there is no second time.

There are plenty of companies that are competing for your business, but you should be very specific about who you hire. If you don’t do your homework, you’ll regret it and definitely get some sort of punishment, most likely in the form of an uncomfortable home. Don’t get stuck in metaphorical HVAC detention; search for info online about the companies you are interested in hiring, including the BBB ratings and reviews. If a company you’re thinking of hiring is not listed by the Better Business Bureau, stear clear!

Advance Heating and Cooling is a reliable Furnace Replacement Company based in Columbus, Ohio. We offer quality work, including 24/7 emergency service. Even if you’re having a get-together on a holiday and your system goes out, we will be there to get everyone feeling comfortable so you can go back to your chosen celebratory activities, ASAP. Commence with the beer pong tournament! Or the mahjong tournament… either way, we’ve got you.

TLDR? In summary: Hire Advance Heating and Cooling in Columbus, because DIY heating and cooling fixes are never easy, your cousin eats too much pizza, and you can’t trust everyone.

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