There’s no denying it…winter has hit The City of Edmonton. Like most Canadian winters, the next three months will bring shorter days, colder nights, and an accumulation of snow on your driveway. Before the temperature drops even further and the windchill picks up, its important for home owners to make sure their Edmonton luxury homes are ready.
How is your furnace and heating system doing? When was the last time you dusted your baseboard heaters? Although seemingly small, these tasks are fundamental to maintaining a warm house during the upcoming cold snaps. Furnace filters should be cleaned once a month and replaced every three months. Keep in mind that all the repairs and maintenance will be worthless if air cannot circulate properly. So, make sure your heating vents are clear of obstructive furniture.
Want to make your Edmonton luxury home sparkle with Christmas decorations? Before you get caught up in the holiday decor, assure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detector are working properly. Both items should be approved by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Certification will be listed on the packaging. Testing your detectors regularly and changing the batteries often could save your family’s life. Also before decorating, assure that the extension cords you use are certified and free of any tears or cuts.
Do you have easy access to your home’s energy meter? To assure it is getting a clear and accurate reading, keep all obstacles cleared away. Items such as garden hoses, shovels and ladders should be moved before more snow falls and hides them. Keep a path cleared from the sidewalk to your meter and ensure that the gates leading to your meter are ice and snow free.
For more tips on preparing your home for the winter months visit our blog: Get Your Home Ready for an Edmonton Winter at Paranych.com.