Here in Florida, sunny skies and milder temperatures means sporting flip flops and sunglasses long into fall and winter.   There’s still things you can do to protect your home from Old Man Winter when he makes an occasional stop along the Coast.  Check out the list below:

 

  • Switch the direction of your ceiling fan blades
  • Fertilize the lawn
  • Clean and repair gutters & downspouts to remove leaves and debris
  • Inspect your roof
  • Clean your air filters
  • Professionally inspect your HVAC heating and cooling system
  • Dial back your thermostat to the coolest setting comfortable
  • Ensure your fireplace flue is open and chimney cleaned before use
  • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries
  • Check exterior door and window seals for gaps
  • Drain & turn off exterior water faucets
  • Consider insulating water pipes