Posted by Will Duderstadt in Home Maintenance

To keep your new home long lasting, here are a few quick tips to prepare for winter weather!*

  • Disconnect the exterior hose from your hose bib. This prevents your hose bib from freezing and breaking.
  • Clean exterior drains so they are free from leaves and debris. This will prevent build-up and ensure proper drainage.
  • Flush 3–5 gallons from the hot water tank to remove any sediment that may have built up.
  • Change your furnace filter between the return air and blower to maximize efficiency and minimize energy costs.
  • Change your smoke detector batteries to ensure 24/7 safety from fire and smoke. Make sure to match positive (+) and negative (-) ends.

*Note: this is not a comprehensive list; additional maintenance may be required.



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Will Duderstadt

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Will oversees online marketing campaigns, lead generation, SEO, PPC, Social Media, and content strategy. Professional Builder’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017, Advisory Board Member of the Zillow New Construction Advisory Board, and frequent speaker at NAHB International Builder Show. Fluent in Emoji. Fan of 🏡☕️🌮🥁🐱👞⚽️🍣🌱🍅.

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