Getting Ready for Winter in Ontario:

An Indoor & Outdoor Winter Preparation Guide

As autumn fades and winter approaches, Ontario residents know it's time to prepare for the colder months ahead. We understand preparing for winter is about comfort, efficiency, and protecting your home and property. Here's our guide to ensure your home and landscape are winter-ready.

Indoor Preparations

Before winter arrives, it's important to ensure your heating system is functioning well. Start by replacing filters, servicing your furnace, and sealing any duct leaks to enhance efficiency. Since drafts can significantly increase your heating bill, make sure to seal any gaps in your windows and doors. Proper insulation is key to keeping heat in and cold out. Check the insulation in your basement, attic, and crawl spaces, and upgrade as needed. With these steps, you'll be well on your way to maintaining a cozy and energy-efficient home during the cold months.

Outdoor Preparations

When preparing for winter, don't overlook your outside space. Protect your landscaping by fertilizing your lawn, pruning trees and shrubs, and covering young plants with mulch or burlap. Clean your eavestroughs to prevent potential ice and water damage by ensuring proper drainage. Also, seal any cracks in asphalt or concrete walkways and driveways to prevent water seepage and damage from freezing. Ensure that your outdoor furniture is clean and covered for the winter. Lastly, good outdoor lighting is essential for security and safety.

Winter preparation is important to ensure safety, preserve the value of your property, and create a comfortable living space for the colder months. Stay cozy and safe, everyone!

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