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Living in Flagstaff, we all know that our winters are very unpredictable.  One thing we know for sure is that it will get cold and we will get snow!!  So now is the time to start thinking about getting those snow blowers prepped.  Here are some other things to consider to get your home ready for winter.

Check your home for air leaks.  This will help you heat your home more efficiently and keep your heating bill down.

Schedule an inspection of your heating system.  Having a professional HVAC contractor inspect your furnace or other heating systems will help insure you don’t have break downs in the middle of winter.  It is very important that you are able to keep your home warmed the cold spells to prevent frozen pipes.

Clean out your gutters.  If there is debris in your gutters and the water freezes it will cause a lot of stress on your gutter system.  You can prevent water damage to the system by cleaning it out prior to the freezing temperatures.

Winterize your outdoor sprinkler systems and water faucets.  You will want to remove all hoses from your faucets.  If you have a sprinkler system you will want to winterize it by blowing all the water from the lines to prevent frozen and broken pipes.  Your favorite landscaping company can do this for you.

Also, the parking ordinance in Flagstaff went into effect on November 1st.  From November 1st until April 1st there is no parking on city streets or alleyways from midnight to 7:00 a.m.  This ordinance helps the city snow plows during snow storms.  Remember, however, that it is enforced whether it is snowing or not.

If you need any service providers for any of the winterizing duties above give us a call, or visit our Trusted Service Providers page.