While it may not bring a tide of giant frozen walking dead like HBO’s Game of Thrones, winter is coming and there are plenty of reasons to prepare your home now with winter upgrades. After all, you want to enjoy a comfortable change of the seasons and not have to worry about running out of heat or bursting water pipes. The Equifax Finance Blog shares key tips to get your Atlanta real estate ready in the article, ”

Seven Essential Home Maintenance Tips for Winter.”

A couple of the topics covered in this article are:

Be sure your pipes are well insulated, especially in older homes. In older homes, your pipes may run through exterior walls and proper insulation will help to keep them from freezing. If the pipes aren’t well insulated and insulating them before it gets cold isn’t a possibility, there are a few tricks to keep them from freezing, like opening up cabinets under your sink inside your home and keeping a trickle of water running when it goes below freezing outside – this will keep the water moving and make it much harder to freeze.

Get your furnace tuned up now rather than waiting. If your furnace hasn’t been tuned in a couple of years, now is a great time to get a check-up on everything from filters to ducts.  This makes your system run more smoothly and efficiently, which will save you money over the course of winter.

To learn more about ways to prepare for winter, save money, stick to a budget and get high

credit scores, explore the Equifax Finance Blog.

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