Are you ready to weather the winter? You can be with these maintenance tips and homeowners insurance!

It might seem hard to believe, but winter’s just around the corner. Although it’s been a while since we saw the snowy storms of last year’s winter, its harsh reality is probably not far from your mind. The poor conditions we saw last winter should serve as a stark reminder of the importance of preparing for the coming colder months.

When you pair these winter home maintenance tips with your Connecticut homeowners insurance, you can cozy up in your home with peace of mind all winter long!

  • Pal Up With A Pro: You might not know what to look for when inspecting your furnace or chimney, but a licensed contractor will. Have a professional come out to inspect these parts of your home now; better to pay a little and have someone come today than be vying against other people for service and paying out the nose when your furnace breaks on the coldest day of the year!
  • Inspect Your Insulation: In the same way a good jacket keeps the cold away from your skin, your insulation keeps the cold out of your home and the heat in. If your attic isn’t insulated well, add more to prevent ice dams. Also, install weather stripping on any doors that don’t have it and caulk around your windows to seal in warm air.
  • Evaluate Your Equipment: When you run your furnace in the winter, it’s especially important to have functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Test yours today. Also, make sure basic safety features like handrails on your porch are in good shape and that you have a sturdy snow shovel.

In addition to these maintenance to-dos, now is the time to review your Connecticut homeowners insurance policy to make sure you have the protection you need to weather the colder months. Alternately, you can simply contact North American Underwriters to have an expert agent make sure your home in Bristol, Farmington, New Britain, or Plainville is covered. Don’t renew until you call NAU!