Cold weather home maintenance

The weather is getting cold up in the North Georgia Mountains and now is the perfect time to prepare your house for the winter ahead. Did you know that by doing a little cold weather home maintenance you could prevent costly repairs and even lower your heating bill? Below are some helpful tips to get you started:

•Seal any cracks or holes on the outside of your house.
•Replace worn out weatherstripping around your windows or doors.
•Make sure your attic is insulated. You should have at least 12″-16″ of insulation.
•Replace windows with double pane glass or cover single pane windows with plastic window insulation kits.
•Have your heating system inspected and serviced by a HVAC professional in order to make sure your furnace and blower are working properly.
•If your heating system is over 12 years old consider replacing it with a new and more energy efficient system.
•Replace your furnace filter regularly (every 1-3 months) with a quality filter. This improves indoor air quality and allows your heater to run more efficiently.

C&H Construction is a licensed general contractor and Custom Home builder located in Blairsville, Union County Georgia serving Towns County Georgia, Fannin County Georgia, Gilmer County Georgia and the North Georgia Mountains