As the cold months draw near, we prepare our home for the frigid winter months in many ways. Some of us place plastic over our windows.
We seal entryways to prevent cold air from entering. We even purchase new air filters, so our furnace is ready to turn on. Unfortunately, our appliances slip our minds in the process.
Dishwashers and washing machines especially require prepping for winter. Otherwise, you may end up with a hefty washing machine repair.
Prepare Your Home for Winter
How to prepare your Home for Winter?
Prepping the Kitchen for Holidays
With winter comes the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, you probably need to cook special dishes or entire meals. It’s better to fix any potential issues before you are halfway through cooking the family dinner.
After all, most technicians will be celebrating with their own families. That means they will be unable to come out for repairs.
Stoves and Ovens
Consider the daily use of your stove or oven. Have you noticed that it takes longer to heat up? Does your oven cook food in the recommended cooking time? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you may need to have your oven serviced, repaired, or replaced. Call a technician before the holidays are in full swing.
Refrigerators and Freezers
Monitor the temperature of your refrigerator and freezer. Does the outside ever feel warm? Have you ever noticed condensation or dampness on the exterior? Both of these indicate that the refrigerator needs maintenance.
A few simple tricks you could try include cleaning the seal, dusting the coils, checking the fan’s motor, and ensuring pipes are winterized. Winterizing your pipes will prevent them from freezing in colder months.
As mentioned earlier, one of the best things you can do to prepare for winter is to change the air filter.
This typically needs to be done twice a year, but it is especially important during the winter.
A dirty air filter can be a fire hazard. It can also decrease the quality of the air in your home, causing allergies and sinus problems.
Prepping Appliances with Water
Prepping appliances that use water is one of the most important steps in prepping your home for winter.
When the temperature outside dips below zero, your pipes are at risk of freezing. This can cause a pipe to burst or an appliance to quit working.
Winterizing your pipes can ensure that your home has running water, an operating dishwasher, and an efficient washing machine throughout those cold winter months.
Get the support you need from our appliance repair experts
Prepping your appliances for winter may seem like an unnecessary preventative measure, but it is necessary to ensure that your appliances continue to run smoothly.
Failing to winterize your home may result in excessive repairs.
Please contact our team for an accurate quote today.