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Tips On Preparing Your Home For Winter

Prepping Home For Winter, LCT Team - Parks

Preparing your home for winter is very important in Middle Tennessee and the LCT Team of real estate experts shares top tips to save you money in the long run while protecting your home.



304 Hamlets End Way, Franklin, LCT Team - Parks

Surrounded by beautiful trees in the gated-Avalon community, this beautiful home has well-maintained landscape. Click for listing info.


Tips On Preparing Your Home

In our monthly newsletter (subscribe here), we share important tips on home maintenance and home improvement. Now, let’s dig deeper into preparing your home for cold, wet, winter weather in Middle Tennessee.


Clean And Store Yard Equipment – Take a moment to clean your yard equipment, especially a lawn mower. In addition to cleaning and storing the mower, either run it until the fuel runs out, or add fuel stabilizer so the deteriorating gas doesn’t damage the engine. Here’s more info on this. Also, drain sprinkler systems so they don’t burst in the winter and remove hoses from faucets. You can also add a faucet cover, an easy and expensive way to prevent freezing.


Maintain HVAC System – The LCT Team recommends spring and fall HVAC checkups. This preventive measure can extend the life of this costly item and spare you cold nights in case there is something wrong. Be sure you are also regularly changing your air filter.

Fireplace Inspection – Whether you have a gas or wood-burning fireplace, an annual inspection is important from overall fire safety to prevent any leaks which can impact your heating bill. There can be a wait in the fall so don’t delay getting this scheduled. This Old House has a comprehensive list to prevent any problems.


Trace Construction, LCT Team - Parks, Brentwood, TN

A Trace Construction home typically has multiple fireplaces, gas and wood burning, like this beautiful one available in Brentwood, TN. Click for listing info.


Seal Doors And Windows – A big contributor to your heating bill can be window and door leaks. On a windy day, check outside and inside your home to determine if this is a problem. If new windows are on your home improvement list, don’t forget you may qualify for a tax credit. Here’s more info on this.


New Spring Hill Homes, LCT Team - Parks

New homes, like a Phillips Builders in Spring Hill’s Harvest Point, have well-sealed windows and doors. If living in an older home, be sure you check windows and doors for leaks which can impact your heating and air bill.


Roof Check – As you clean your roof of any fall debris, it is also a good time to check for any missing shingles or clogged gutters. Water damage can be a huge issue for the roof and foundation of a home. Middle Tennessee experiences the most rain the beginning months of the year so evaluate this issue now.


Prepare Your Plants – Fall is an important time for pruning plants and preparing beds for cold weather. The state agriculture extension office offers free advice or take a look at some of our favorite garden centers and seek their expert advice.


6793 Pleasant Gate Lane, College Grove, TN, LCT Team - Parks

Fall is the best time to prune shrubs and trees like this beautiful listing in College Grove’s Falls Grove neighborhood.

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LCT Team - Parks, September 2022, Franklin, TN


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