How to Prepare Your Home for a Minnesota Winter

September 29, 2022

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When a Minnesota winter hits, the frigid temperatures and massive amounts of snow can put your house to the ultimate test.

To put it bluntly, Minnesota winters are terrible. They’re bitterly cold, with the occasional record-breaking snowstorm to match. It’s Minnesota’s way of saying “sure, we’ll give you a breathtaking and steamy summer if you can make it through a Winter here.” Whether you’ve just moved to Minnesota or are a long-time resident, it’s important to be mindful of the seasonal changes and how they affect your home. By taking the precautionary steps, you can set yourself up for success and prevent potential emergency calls because your furnace completely shut off in the middle of a blizzard.

Here are the necessary steps to take to prepare your home for a Minnesota winter:

Winterize outdoor spigots & put hoses away

Get your Furnace Serviced & Filters Changed

Turn on your Aprilaire & change the filters

Clean out your gutters

Blow out your sprinkler system

Check your air intake vents

Have the fireplace flues cleaned if they are wood burning

Drain Your Sprinkler System

Patch Holes and Leaks & schedule roof inspection

Remove or cover your air conditioner

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