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How to Prep Your Home for Winter at Caldera Springs

Published on November 7, 2023

As winter approaches in the Pacific Northwest, it’s time to prepare your Caldera Springs home for the colder months. Why, you ask? These steps, many of which you can do yourself, will help cut your utility bills, protect your investment, and allow you to enjoy the winter season without any unforeseen hiccups. From the team at Caldera Springs, here’s everything you should consider doing before the snowy season kicks off in Sunriver. 

Winterize Your Property

One of the first steps to prepare for winter is to ensure your home is well-insulated. Proper insulation helps maintain a comfortable temperature inside while reducing heating costs. Check your windows and doors for drafts, and consider adding weather stripping or draft stoppers to seal any gaps. Your heating system should also be in prime working condition to keep your home warm throughout the winter. It’s essential to have it professionally inspected and serviced, change filters, and ensure a steady supply of fuel or propane deliveries — which you can schedule well in advance.

Frozen pipes are also a common issue in cold weather. To prevent this, insulate pipes in unheated areas of your home and consider letting faucets drip during extreme cold spells to avoid freezing. As for your roof, winter weather can certainly take a toll. Clean your gutters to prevent ice dams, which can cause water to seep into your home. Outdoor spaces also need attention, so be sure to store or cover outdoor furniture, disconnect hoses, and winterize your irrigation system to prevent any damage caused by freezing temperatures!

Maintain Your Vacation Home

If you won’t be spending the entire winter in Caldera Springs, consider scheduling regular check-ins or hiring a local property care service to ensure your vacation home remains in good condition. For properties that will be unoccupied for an extended period, it’s crucial to ‘winterize’ them. This includes draining water systems and setting thermostats to maintain a minimum temperature to prevent freezing. 

Plan for the Holidays

Not all preparation has to be done out of caution. The winter season at Caldera Springs offers a perfect opportunity to decorate your home for the holidays. Bring festive cheer indoors with lights, a beautifully adorned Christmas tree, and other holiday decorations. And if you plan to host holiday gatherings, ensure your home is well-prepared. Stock up on supplies, plan a delicious menu, and create a warm and welcoming ambiance for your guests to enjoy. Don’t forget about the community’s many winter activities, too. Take advantage of our winter wonderland and enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing — you name it. Be sure to check the resort’s event calendar for special winter events and celebrations!

To learn more about winter home prep or to inquire about real estate opportunities, contact our sales team at sales@calderasprings.com or call 541.593.3000.

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