Three Tips to Winterize Your Home

Posted on: January 21, 2020 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage January 13, 2020

Happy snow season! Whether you live in a snowy area or you live in the sunshine state, we’re all dealing with colder temperatures. But do not worry because we are here to bring you three unique tips to ensure your home is ready for winter. With our helpful advice, you will be a lot more prepared for this wonderful but crazy cold season, so you can spend more time being cozy at home with your family, friends and of course, some delicious hot chocolate! 


Whether it is buying a helpful tool to reduce hassle or simply making the appliances you already have winter-friendly, we got you covered. You may even be using excess heat, and taking small steps can greatly reduce your energy bill.  Read on to see what tips may work for you! 


Tip 1: Buy a snow shovel 

It is crucial to be prepared ahead of time for any extreme weather conditions that may come your way. That is why we advise you all to buy a snow shovel to help clear up your driveway when needed. If you live in a freezing area and already own a snow shovel, be sure to check for any cracks. Using a snow shovel might sound like a piece of cake, but you would be surprised to know that there are thousands of snow shovel injuries each year. Click here to read some tips on how to use a snow shovel properly. 



Tip 2: Caulk your windows 

Windows are one of the easiest ways for cold air to get inside your home. Do not be the one that lets the heat from your home go to waste. Caulking your windows is simple and cheap, as you can do this for under $10. If needed, you can use this helpful guide on caulking. 



Tip 3: Reverse ceiling fans

Now here is a tip that pretty much everyone can use without spending money! We highly encourage everyone to reverse their ceiling fans for a couple of different reasons. When the blades spin clockwise, they bring the warm air trapped at the ceiling down, pushing the cold air up. You will be using less heat, which will result in 10-15% energy savings. You may find a switch on your remote or wall control where you can reverse your fan. If not, look for a switch directly on your fan. 



And you made it! We hope our advice helped you in some way to make winters more enjoyable for you and your loved ones. A lot of us tend to stay home more often during this time, so you also want to have a beautiful and cozy home. This may mean storing away your Fall and Christmas decorations. If you have not done so already, please check out our Storage Unit Size Guide to see which space works for you. 


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