Is Your Silver Springs Home Ready for Fall?

As we prepare for cooler months, there are a few ways you can ensure that your White Oak apartment is equipped to handle the cold. These tips can help you keep your home warm and make wintertime more manageable.

Check for Drafts

While you might appreciate a cool breeze in the summer, a draft in the colder months can add to your heating costs if it goes unchecked. To detect any unexplained drafts, you can examine your White Oak home for any cracks or holes in the walls.

It’s also a good idea to examine windows and doorways to see if they’re fully sealed when shut properly. If you suspect a draft from any location, you should contact your landlord or property manager as soon as possible.

Acquire the Proper Supplies

Once exposed to the elements, walkways, steps, and driveways can become slippery obstacles. Make sure you’re equipped to deal with icy steps and paths that have become entrenched with snow. Rock salt is essential to quickly melting accumulated ice on your steps, and a shovel is a no-brainer for clearing any walkways.

You may also want to invest in a pair of winter boots and snow pants for when you need to make your way through the snow to your car. You can also carry your work shoes in a bag with you. This can help you keep your business attire looking professional, regardless of any dirty slush or icy surface you may encounter along the way.

Test Your Heating System

There’s nothing worse than turning your heat on in the winter, only to have nothing happen. Turn on your heating system for 12 to 24 hours to test it out before bad weather hits can help prevent any heating mishaps. This applies to any type of heating system you use, whether forced-air, natural gas, coal, or wood-burning. We’ve provided a useful checklist you can run through to make sure your furnace is winter-ready.

Prepare Your Bedding

While cotton sheets are a great option in warm weather due to their breathability and natural sweat-wicking capabilities, they might not be the best choice for cooler temperatures. We recommend switching out light cotton sheets for flannel, cotton sateen, or fleece options during the winter months. These denser choices help trap more heat under the covers when the cold weather hits, while still remaining light enough for easy cleaning and sweat management.

Fall and winter can be tough seasons for homeowners and renters to deal with. Following these preparation tips can keep you warm and make the colder weather easier to manage.

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