5 Essential Steps to Winterize Your Home

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Local Real Estate expert and Mullica Hill resident, Pat Settar, provides these 5 tips to winterizing your home.

As the chilly temperatures roll in, it’s time to transform your house into a cozy winter retreat. We’re here to make sure your home is all set for the colder months with enthusiasm and a dash of fun!

1. Seal Windows and Doors:

Let’s start with some detective work! Hunt for drafts and gaps around your windows and doors, and don’t hold back – be the draft detective! Once you’ve uncovered these sneaky air leaks, arm yourself with weatherstripping and caulk to seal any openings. If you’re feeling extra crafty, why not add some stylish draft stoppers to your doors? They’ll keep that pesky cold air at bay and add a touch of winter flair!

2. Service Your Heating System:

Time to show your heating system some love! Schedule a professional HVAC inspection, and trust us, your heater will thank you later. Regularly changing your air filters will keep your home toasty and your wallet happy. And why not take things up a notch by upgrading to a programmable thermostat? It’s like a personal butler for your home’s temperature, making sure it’s just right all winter long.

3. Prepare Your Plumbing:

Now, let’s make sure your pipes don’t freeze over like a winter icicle! Drain and winterize those outdoor faucets and irrigation systems to keep them in tip-top shape. Insulate any exposed pipes with love and care. And here’s a cool winter hack – let your faucets drip in extremely cold weather to prevent any unwanted ice sculptures inside your pipes.

4. Inspect Your Roof and Gutters:

Time to put on your roof inspector hat! Check for loose or damaged shingles and give your roof some TLC. And don’t forget to clear those gutters. Ice dams and water damage? Not in our winter wonderland!

5. Stock Up on Winter Supplies:

Ready for some winter fun? Make sure you’ve got the essentials! Rock salt or ice melt will be your best friends for de-icing those walkways, so they’re safe for snowball fights and sledding adventures. And if you’re a fan of cozy fires, make sure you’ve got an ample supply of firewood or pellets. Winter nights by the fireplace? Yes, please!

Winterizing is a breeze with these fun steps. Say goodbye to winter blues, save money, and safeguard your home. Let’s make this winter unforgettable!

About the Author

Pat along with her husband, Mike Settar, have been Harrison Township residents for 31 years. Pat and Mike raised their three daughters, Meryl, Carly, and Paige in Mullica Hill. All three Settar girls attended the highly-rated Harrison Township Elementary Schools and graduated from Clearview Middle and High School. Pat and Mike love being residents and raising their family in Mullica Hill.

Pat Settar is a prominent member of the community. She is the Chair of the Harrison Township Beautification Committee, a proud supporter of the Harrison Township Historical Society, an annual sponsor of Harrison Township Day and Lights on Main, and supports a variety of other causes in our town.

Pat has been recognized with several Real Estate industry accolades, including the Top 1/2% in the BHHS Network, a member of Philly Magazine’s Who’s Who for Top Producers, and a Platinum Award from the Board of Realtors, and many others. Her most cherished industry honor is the Don Brogan Peer Appreciation Award. Pat was chosen for this prestigious award by her peers from the Gloucester/Salem Counties Board of Realtors for her high ethical standards, maintaining cooperation with others in the industry, having a spirit for the Real Estate business, and her knowledge of the profession. Pat Settar has built an all-female team and is proud to mentor and support these incredible women in their Real Estate careers. The Pat Settar Team has a 5-star rating on Zillow, she says that making her clients happy, makes her happy!

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