While the air is still fresh, take a weekend afternoon to prepare your home for the cold winter ahead. From the interior to the exterior of your home, here are five easy things you can (and should) do now so you can put your mind at ease next season:

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Tune up your heat
The sooner you tune up your heating system the more likely you are to keep a well-maintained temperature in your home. You will also prevent wasted money, because when your system doesn’t function well, your heating needs to work harder to warm up your home.

Reverse the fan
A fan can produce an updraft and push down heated air from the ceiling, but only if you reverse the fan’s blades. This especially comes in handy for rooms with high ceilings.

Turn off outdoor faucets
Undrained water in the pipes can easily freeze during winter if your faucets aren’t turned off and disconnected. Start by disconnecting all garden hoses and draining the remaining water.

Clean the gutters
Clogged gutters can lead to roof and siding damage. So call a professional to get rid of leaves as well as debris – this will also avoid the possibility of leaks and ice dams.

Caulk around windows and doors
The gaps between siding and window or door frames are said to be bigger than the width of a nickel. That means if your windows and doors aren’t sealed properly, your home can become incredibly drafty.

If preparing your home for winter also means installing new windows, turn to Action Glass! We are a full service glass company servicing, Queens, Long Island, and the surrounding regions. We are happy to provide you with top quality, energy efficient glass for your windows that need replacing and more! To learn how we can help you complete your September checklist call 800-24-GLASS or visit us on the web.