Its guest post time on Hellomomy and today’s post is about some cool cool winter. It’s contributed by Jenny Holt, the freelance writer who works for a small building services company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a mother of two and loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind.
Over to jenny’s post:
Are you—and your home—ready for the cold winter months? When wintertime comes around, it brings with it the need for a comfortable, clean house that meets our desire for shelter, warmth, and relaxation. After all, there’s nothing better than coming inside from shovelling or playing in the snow than to warm up by the fireside and have a hot cup of tea.
As moms, we need to prepare our home in order to make a cosy refuge for our family that protects against the many cold and dark days ahead. By taking the proper steps, you can ensure that your home is able to withstand all of the challenges that come with winter. With the help of these 3 tips, you can make your home winter-ready:
1.Examine your water heater
One of the elements of the home that is easy to overlook is the water heater, which can buildup with grime overtime that will keep it from running efficiently. Before winter hits, moms should check that the water heater is in good working order by cleaning it of any mold. You may even consider buying a new and innovative tankless water heater—a more eco-friendly and compact design than traditional models that will save energy and have a longer lifespan.
2.Seal the masonry
There are any obvious cracks or splinters in your walkways, steps, or stonework, you should seal the masonry to prevent your family members from slipping and falling when it’s icy outside. There are simple DIY methods for doing this that won’t take you long or cost too much money. This will guarantee that all of the entrances to your home are clear and can be easily shoveled when it snows.
3.Cover the windows
It is a well-known fact that homes lose heat through the windows in winter, making it essential for moms to cold-proof all of the home’s big windows to provide as much insulation as possible. Buying floor length curtains that can be fully closed through the night will keep the heat inside of the house. You can also seal the windows with window insulation film, which can be simply applied or the indoor of the window frame with tape and a hair dryer.
In order to weather the worst of the cold winter months, moms can take care to warm up the home by checking the working order of the water heater, sealing the masonry, and covering the windows in a way that keeps the inside warm and cozy.
We hope you liked the wonderful tips by jenny and if you have any more suggestions on the same topic, please share it in comments section.