Weatherizing Homes


Take the time to prepare your home for winter weather each year. You'll be safer, and you may be able to conserve energy, saving money.


Maintaining Heaters & Heating Systems

  • Prevent fires and carbon monoxide buildup by keeping your heating system running efficiently and maintaining it properly.
  • Have your system cleaned and serviced annually.
  • When in doubt, shut it down. If a heater might not be working right, turn it off and call a repair company.
  • Verify your boiler repair contractor's license. Use the Department's License Search. These contractors are usually licensed as Plumbers or Oil Burner Installers.
  • Have your chimney inspected annually by a Home Improvement Contractor licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). This should be done before heating season to prevent chimney fires and carbon monoxide buildup.
  • Anyone repairing a chimney must have a Home Improvement Contractor's License from DCA.

BE SAFE: Only have licensed professionals repair your plumbing, chimney, or heating and electrical systems.


Protecting Your Roof From Leaks

  • Clean gutters and roof drains to prevent clogs.
  • Remove snow and ice from roofs and drains


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