Winterize Your Augusta Home on the Cheap Now!
Most Augusta homes winterization tips involve costly upgrades to improve energy efficiency. However, we are going to focus on five DIY projects for your Augusta home that require little or no money, but can pay big dividends!
Clean the Cutters: Clogged gutters can lead to ice dams that result in costly repairs, or to water falling next to your homes foundation, could flood your basement.
Drain External Faucets: Water sitting in pipes connected to outside faucets can freeze and burst the pipe. This could flood your basement or crawl space, leading to possible water damage and mold problems.
Caulk Drafts: Search for drafts around windows and doors and caulk them. Place a tissue over the suspected draft area; if the paper flutters, you’ve got a draft in your home! Buy rubber draft stoppers to eliminate drafts at the bottom of doors.
Replace Furnace Filters: Increase furnace efficiency by replacing the filter every month.
Install a Programmable Thermostat: Recoup the cost of the in one month alone by setting the thermostat at a cooler temp when you’re sleeping or out side of the house, and to a higher temp when you’re at home.
For more information on Augusta Homes, please contact Susan MacEwen.Susan MacEwen, Realtor Your Augusta Home Hunter! Keller Williams Realty Augusta Partners Mobile: 706-294-6795 Office: 706-868-3772 x207 *Article from ORHP’s Between Friends newsletter – October 2011 edition.