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How to Prepare your Home for Winter Season in Nepal ?

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Summer is finally waving goodbye to us, while winter is waving hello. You can clearly feel cold in the morning and evening. With the festivals such as Dashain and Tihar, right around the corner, winter is also making its way to us. With temperatures going down and the air getting cold, you should take care of yourself as well as your house. Remember to take certain measures to protect your home from the oncoming changes. This makes you comfortable to live in through the coming autumn and winter. Worried about how? You should not cause this article provides detailed information on how to prepare your home from winter season.

Check your gas and water connections

Due to the cold, the pipes and utilities might get affected. So, it is better to have an expert come over and check your gas and water connections. They will check for any leaks, rusting, or corrosion. This seasonal inspection will ensure that there is no wastage of energy at your home. It also helps you to reduce bills.

gas stove connection check for winter

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Clean out the gutters

Your home’s gutters and drains may have accumulated a lot of material over the last several months. They can be clogged if they aren’t cleaned. In case the pipes gets clogged in your home, it can create a big mess. So, to be free from these kinds of trouble, this is the right time to clean out the gutters.

winter gutter check
Young Vietnamese plumber checking drain in kitchen

Fix any leaks or drafts

One of the important task to protect your home from changing season is to fix your doors and windows. Check all the doorways and windows for any leaks. Make sure to fix any broken mesh and tighten loose hinges. Figure out if any drafts are coming into your home and from what source. This inspection will help you to keep your home warm during the winter season.

Fixing Leakage

Cover the air conditioner units

Air conditioner does not come into use during winter season. Thus, cover the units from the outside with special cloth covers or plastic tarps to protect them from the harsh elements. Also, you can remove the filters and store them somewhere clean. This will help you to keep them ready for next summer.

air conditioner (winter)

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Protect your garden

Protecting your home in changing season does mean home only. You need to protect your garden as well. If you have sensitive planting beds, laying compost on them will keep them warm and fertile until spring. In case of a grassy lawn, now is the best time to sow seeds and add fertilizer for lush, green grass even in winter. Similarly, you can plant few plants that needs to be planted in these months so they can bloom properly later.

Clean the chimneys and fireplace

Sitting near a fireplace in a winter season is the best feeling. Thus, clean the fireplace as well as chimney to ensure its effectiveness. You can also hire a good chimney sweep company to make sure the fireplace is safe to use. They can also identify maintenance problems. Also, take the time to stack and cover that wood in a good location in the yard.

fireplace (winter)

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