Prepare Your Home for Winter

Posted by Victoria May on Oct 1, 2015 7:00:29 AM
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Winter, in Florida, yeah right?! We know what you’re thinking, “how much preparation for winter is really needed in Florida? More than you think. It hasn’t snowed in Florida in years and we don’t expect it to snow anytime soon (thank God, that’s why we live in Florida right). However, parts of Florida do get the occasional freeze and we want to provide you some tips to protect your investment, your home. Yes, you should prepare your home for winter even in Florida.


  • Get your air conditioner maintenance to get debris cleared to prevent buildup
  • Trim branches that hang over your home
  • Have your roof inspected for damage, corroded flashing, or leaking vents
  • Have your filters changed
  • Clean humidifier plates or pads to get optimal efficiency
  • Clean your gutters out to avoid ice dams
  • Make sure your ducts are properly sealed and insulated
  • Reverse your ceiling fans to create an updraft that will push heated air into the room
  • In the event of a freeze, turn off exterior faucets to protect your pipes from bursting
  • Check for drafts in windows and doors and get them sealed
  • Drain the water heater and clean out debris
  • When the weather is cool enough to open your windows, cycle your heat by turning the temperature way up, run it for 5 minutes.
    • This burns off any dust/debris that builds up on the heat strip that causes a burnt odor.


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Topics: Tips for Seasonal Residents