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10 Reminders Before Maryland's Winter Arrives

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  1. *Winterize hose bibs by turning off the valve for each. Open each hose bib, from the exterior, just enough to drain water.
  2. **Clear gutters to reduce icicle formation.
  3. *Close down crawl space vents to reduce cold air flow.
  4. ***Consider increasing floor insulation value. R19 is building code requirement. R30 keeps floors feeling cozier.
  5. **Check your attic's ventilation. Make sure your soffit vents are clear. This also reduces icicle formation and damaging, costly ice damming.
  6. *Check for drafts around entry doors. Feel a draft? Adjust door threshold or add weather stripping.
  7. ***Get your chimney professionally cleaned.
  8. ***Have your gas fireplace serviced. Remember to use cleaners for the glass recommended by the manufacturer.
  9. *Replace HVAC return air filters.
  10. *Test and/or replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  

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