Preparing your Home for Colder Weather


inter is slowly approaching and although it doesn’t get too terribly cold in the South, it’s still important to prepare your home for the cooler weather. There are some little things that you can do that will protect the investment on your home, and also save you money on your energy bill!

Schedule a HVAC Tune Up

Going to turn on the heat on a cold night and finding out it doesn’t work properly, sounds like a nightmare to us! While the weather isn’t as cold, it’s the perfect time to get your HVAC inspected. Getting it checked now will help you avoid being on a waiting list of getting your unit fixed on the coldest day of the year. 

Clean your Gutters

Having your gutters full of leaves, branches, and other debris from the fall can cause water to back up against the house leading to roof, siding, and wood trim damage. While you can hire someone to come clean your gutters, you can also check this off of your list on your own!

Get Your Roof Inspected

Checking for damaged, missing, or loose shingles now can help protect you later down the line from leaks during the winter storms! While you could break out the ladder and climb up onto the roof yourself, let us take care of it for you. Schedule your appointment with us today! 

Keep Pests Away from Your Home

During the winter all the critters outside are looking for someplace warm to stay. Having these little guys in your home can cause a lot of damage and also potentially create some health problems. Trim back your trees and make sure there aren’t any holes that will allow these pests to crawl into your attic. 

Seal your Windows

If you’re seeing big gaps between your siding, windows, and door frames it’s time to seal them up! This will allow the warm air from your heater to stay in, and the cold air of winter to stay out. It also helps avoid running up your electricity bill from your furnace having to run overtime. 

At Jones-Warren, we’re ready to serve all of your home inspection needs! Contact us at our Alabama office, 205.607.0031, or our Atlanta office, 404.793.3773 or email


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