Winterizing Tips

Keep your building warm, the elements out, and your energy bill low with these winterization tips.

Protect Pipes

If your building is in an area of the country with harsh winter temperatures, you’ll need to protect your pipes from bursting. Pipe insulation comes in many forms, but all will help protect your building water infrastructure. Make sure you insulate pipes that are most exposed to the elements first.

Ceiling Fan Direction

Many people don’t think of this, but if you have ceiling fans in your home or office, they can help save on the energy bill just as much as they do in the sweltering summer months with a single flip of a switch. Most ceiling fans come with a direction reversing switch. Make sure all fans move clockwise in the winter. This directs hot air that accumulates near the ceiling down towards the floor. Simply switch them back in the summer months to allow for cool air to circulate.

Keep Warm Air In

Place caulk around windows and use outlet protectors to prevent cold air from entering your home. It’s also a good idea to ensure that the attic is properly insulated.

Window Film

Window film is a cheap, efficient way to cut down on heat loss in your home or office. What’s more, it’s practically invisible. After winter ends, simply peel the film off.

If you’d like to know more about properly winterizing your home or office, call MaintenX today!