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Get Ready Wisconsin! Home Winterizing Checklist

Get Ready Wisconsin! Home Winterizing Checklist Did you know that according to the Wisconsin State Climatology Office, the lowest temperature in Wisconsin ever recorded was in Couderay in 1996 at minus 55 degrees? Though the Northwoods are a bit outside of our Service Area, our Northeast and Central Wisconsin neighbors are no strangers to the bone-chilling temperatures and heavy snow of the winter season. Spring, summer and fall are great, but Wisconsinites know that winter is serious, and we need to be prepared. Getting psyched up mentally for the dropping temps, shorter days and winter driving conditions is one thing, but preparing your home is another. Tundraland’s team of home improvement experts has you covered!

Before Winter – Home Checklist

Clean your gutters and remove blockages
☑ Have your furnace inspected and cleaned
☑ Replace your furnace filter
☑ Insulate exposed piping and your hot water tank

During Winter – Home Checklist

Switch your ceiling fans to spin in reverse to redistribute warm air and stay warmer
Lower your water heater temperature by 10 degrees to save money
☑ Make easy DIY draft guards to use throughout your home
☑ Lower your thermostat by a couple degrees to save energy
☑ Keep plenty of salt on hand for exterior steps and walkways, or other, more environmentally friendly deicers to keep your outdoor area safe!

Safety First Tips

Prepping for harsh weather goes beyond saving energy and staying warm. Winter storms can mean serious issues for your home. The Wisconsin Emergency Management team recommends these steps to staying safe:

☑ Keep flammable items away from heating equipment
☑ Purchase portable electric space heaters with an auto shut-off feature
☑ Avoid using extension cords or leaving space heaters unattended
☑ Keep blankets, flashlights, non-perishable food items and first-aid supplies in your home at all times during the winter in case of a severe storm and/or power outage.

Get in touch with a Tundraland representative to learn more about how our products and services can be part of your winter weatherization checklist.

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