Why and How to Winterize Your Home in Massachusetts
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Massachusetts winters aren’t for the faint of heart. Whether you’re harbored in Metrowest for the season, or you’re snow-birding someplace warmer, it’s important to keep your home warm, dry, and safe during the coldest months until spring comes. Here are some key reasons why you should winterize your home with the help of a plumber and HVAC professional and what steps to take to make it happen.

3 Reasons to Winterize Your Home

1) Protect Your Home from Costly Damages

Snow, ice, and extremely cold temperatures can wreak havoc on a home’s internal systems. Winterization services help prep your home’s HVAC and plumbing systems so you can prevent furnace problems and burst pipes before they happen. And, by preventing these issues, you’ll avoid pricey repairs.

2) Lower Your Utility Bills

Winterization service includes sealing your home to protect it from air leaks. This means you’ll use less energy to heat your house, which will lower your utility bills during the colder months. 

3) Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Your Return

Shielding your home from winter weather will help ensure that you don’t come back to any unpleasant “surprises” when you return from a holiday vacation or snowbird getaway. You’ll also have more peace of mind when you’re away knowing that your home is leak-free — and that the heating and hot water systems will work properly when you get back.

How to Do It

The easiest way to prep your home for winter is to schedule a winterization service with Monroe Home Solutions. If you’re not sure what winterization looks like, here are just some of the tasks that this process involves:

  • Inspecting the plumbing system and insulate at-risk pipes
  • Draining outdoor faucets
  • Sealing air leaks around doors, windows, bathtubs, showers, etc.
  • Increasing your home’s insultation
  • Checking the HVAC system
  • Cleaning the gutters
  • Inspecting the roof and attic

You’ve got enough to do this season as you prep for the holidays and start juggling end-of-year work parties, get-togethers, and family outings. Shorten your to-do list when you schedule a home winterization service with Monroe Home Solutions. We offer whole home winterization and outdoor faucet winterization, depending on your house’s needs.