Low Cost Do-It-Yourself Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter
1. Keep Your Gutters Clean
Leaf-filled gutters can lead to ice dams that cause significant damage to your roof and home. Removing leaves and debris also protects you from water problems.
2. Change Your Heating System’s Air Filters
Air filters are inexpensive and easily replaced. Doing this regularly not only helps your heating system work better but also creates healthier indoor air.
3. Insulate Your Plumbing Pipes
Foam pipe insulation is affordable and installs in seconds. This quick task can prevent costly repairs due to burst pipes.
4. Invest in Door Snakes
Door snakes are a quick fix for drafty doors, keeping cold air out and warm air in. They’re inexpensive and can be placed at the base of doors to improve home comfort.
Make Long-Lasting & No-Cost Upgrades to Your Home with Weatherization
For eligible Maryland families, weatherization services are available through CAC at no cost. Our programs help local households make real and long-lasting improvements to their homes.
Weatherization includes a range of services like:
- Repairing or replacing heating and cooling systems and water heating
- Improving insulation and sealing air leaks
- Replacing inefficient light bulb
- And more
These upgrades not only prepare your home for this upcoming winter but also for many years to come.
Improved comfort and indoor air quality
Are You Eligible?
A family of four earning $94,650 or less annually can qualify for CAC’s weatherization services. This program is designed to help you make essential upgrades that enhance home comfort and efficiency.
Get Started and Find Out if You Qualify for Our Maryland Weatherization Programs
- Check Your Eligibility
Visit our income eligibility page to see if you meet the requirements for the Maryland Weatherization Program.
- Easy Online Application Process
Start by filling out a simple online intake form.
- We’ll Be in Touch Soon!
Once you submit the form, our team will contact you. Depending on your situation, we may send a full application or schedule an energy assessment of your home. This assessment is crucial in determining what weatherization services you need.
Preparing your home for winter in Maryland doesn’t have to be expensive. With these DIY tips and the support of our Maryland weatherization assistance programs, you can ensure your home is warm, energy-efficient, and ready for the colder months.