If you have winterized your cabin, but you find yourself dealing with spring fever, you can always visit your cabin in the winter and see how it’s doing! Who wouldn’t want to spend some time in the beautiful oasis of Yellowstone and surrounding areas when the crowds are limited. Here are some things to consider if you would like to ensure your cabin is properly closed up for the winter.
Check the Furnace
To keep your furnace working properly, check on the gas lines and all the belts within the furnace. It is important to make sure they are not worn out and you also want to check on the furnace filter as it does cause issues with the airflow and overall functionality of the furnace. Turn off the furnace when you leave the cabin.
Check the Plumbing
All plumbing needs to be winterized to prevent the pipes from freezing and bursting. Shut off the water to the cabin if you are not planning to come back. If you do not shut off the water, it can lead to problems when you have shut off your furnace. Bleed the pipes and water heater lines to prevent freezing when you are not at the cabin.
Seal Windows and Air Leaks
The cabin needs to have all windows and air leaks properly sealed to keep the cold air out. Go through and check each window and door. If you need to add weather-stripping, it is wise to do so as it will keep costs down and prevents the cabin from premature aging. Cover up any entry points to the home to keep the pests from coming inside.
The appliances can be a concern if they are not unplugged. A power surge can occur, causing an appliance to suddenly catch fire. Always unplug the appliances to remove any threat of concern.