The weather is getting colder in Las Vegas. We’ve got five tips to help your home stay protected this winter.

It’s getting colder in Las Vegas. Believe it or not, overnight lows are in the 30s already, and it feels like it was just summer a month ago. As the weather gets colder, we want you and your home to be protected from the elements. We’ve got five tips to share with you today that will help keep your home protected and safe, while hopefully cutting down on your energy bills.

1. Insulating all external pipes. Either wrap them with insulation or foam sleeves. You don’t want your pipes to crack or freeze. It can become a very expensive repair.

2. Change the direction of all your ceiling fans. It will increase the circulation of heat throughout your house so that it’s more comfortable during more of the day.

3. Check weather stripping on all exterior doors. If they aren’t sealed properly, they can create air gaps, causing your energy bills to go up.

4. Check all your carbon monoxide detectors. If you don’t have any, add them next to your air return vents. Carbon monoxide likes to settle down towards the bottom of your floors. A detector increases your safety and will keep you healthy.

5. Cut down on watering. Your lawn doesn’t need as much water in the winter, obviously. If you have automatic sprinklers, make sure they are turned off at night. They can make your sidewalk or driveway slippery in the morning when it’s cold enough.

Leaving your sprinklers on in the winter isn’t smart.

We hope you enjoyed this list. If you have any questions for us or are thinking about buying or selling a home sometime soon, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.