Tips on Winter-proofing Your Home

Published on
January 10, 2024
Sign up for our newsletter
Share this media

As winter blankets the world in a shimmering coat of frost, it's time to transform your home into a warm and inviting sanctuary. Winter-proofing is not just about staying cozy; it's also about making your space energy-efficient and protecting it from the elements. Join us on a journey to winter-proof your home, ensuring comfort, cost savings, and a snug retreat from the chilly outdoors.

1. Seal the Gaps:

   Check for drafts around windows and doors before the winter winds start to howl. Seal any gaps with weatherstripping or caulk to keep the cold air out and the warmth in.

2. Insulate Attics and Basements:

   Proper insulation is critical to keeping your home warm. Insulate attics and basements to prevent heat loss and reduce energy bills. It's an upfront investment that pays off in the long run.

3. Wrap Up Your Pipes:

   Don't let frozen pipes become a winter woe. Insulate exposed pipes with foam sleeves or heat tape to prevent freezing. This simple step can save you from potential water damage and plumbing headaches.

4. Upgrade to Thermal Curtains:

   Swap out lightweight curtains for thermal ones to add an extra insulation layer. They keep the cold out and retain warmth, creating a cozy atmosphere in your home.

5. Check Your Heating System:

   Ensure your heating system is in top shape before the cold sets in. Schedule a professional inspection, change filters, and consider a programmable thermostat for efficient temperature control.

6. Use Draft Stoppers:

   Cold air loves to sneak in through the gaps under doors. Draft stoppers are an easy and inexpensive solution to keep the warmth inside and the chill outside.

7. Upgrade Bedding and Throws:

   Add extra blankets and cozy throws to make your bed an oasis of warmth. Not only does this keep you warm at night, but it also adds a touch of winter charm to your bedroom.

8. Winterize Your Garden:

   Prepare your outdoor space for winter by storing garden furniture, covering delicate plants, and ensuring your outdoor plumbing is shut off and protected against freezing temperatures.

9. Stock Up on Winter Essentials:

   Keep your home well-stocked with winter essentials like rock salt, shovels, and emergency supplies. Be prepared for winter storms to ensure safety and comfort.

10. Create a Cozy Ambiance:

    Lastly, remember the power of ambiance. Add soft lighting, throw rugs, and textured decor to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that welcomes you home from the winter chill.

Winterproofing your home is not just about combating the cold; it's about creating a haven where warmth and comfort abound. By taking these steps, you're ensuring a cozy winter and contributing to a more energy-efficient and cost-effective living space. Let the winter wonderland outside be the perfect backdrop to the snug retreat you've created inside. Cheers to a warm and delightful winter at home!

No items found.

Get email updates

Don't miss out on the latest from the ChirpChirp team.

Frequently chirped questions

Questions pop up when you are exploring new things. So, we've compiled the answers to the most frequently asked questions right here for your convenience.

But don't forget to check out our FAQ page as well where you'll find answers to questions we believe you should be asking.

And if you still have queries, click below to ask. We're here to  your chirpify your journey with us so it's a piece of cake. So, ask away and let's get chirping! 💬

What will the cleaning pros do each cleaning visit?

We'll take care of the tasks in the package you choose each and every visit. If you want any additional tasks on some or all visits, let us know and leave the rest to us.

Does the first visit cost more than the other visits?

Absolutely not! At ChirpChirp, all visits cost the same, regardless of whether it's the first, second, or any other visit.

Is the first visit different from the subsequent visits?

Yes, indeed! The first visit with any of our packages comes with a special touch: we go the extra mile by hand washing all the woodwork during the initial visit. Washing the woodwork adds that extra touch of excellence to make your home shine. From the second visit onwards, you'll continue to enjoy the comprehensive cleaning tasks included in your chosen package, all while experiencing the high level of care and attention to detail that we're proud to offer.

What are the subscription benefits?

Our subscription service comes with a bevy of benefits tailored just for you. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Scheduled Cleanings: Enjoy the convenience of having cleanings scheduled based on the frequency you choose – every 1, 2, or 4 weeks. For ChirpChirp, you'll get a preferred arrival window, while Chirp+ and Clean packages offer a choice of AM or PM arrival.
  • Simplified Billing: Say goodbye to multiple payments! With our flat rate price billed monthly, you'll receive one charge on your credit or debit card each month, including the first visit.
  • Complimentary Chirptastic Refills: In between our visits, we've got you covered with free refills of our Chirptastic cleaning solution. Keep your home looking its best at all times.
  • Priority Rescheduling: Life happens and plans might change. Rest easy knowing that you have priority rescheduling options via text, email, or phone whenever you need to make a change to your cleaning schedule.
  • ChirpPerks: As a subscriber, get ready for some delightful surprises with ChirpPerks! You'll get exclusive treats to brighten your day.

Right on!

Why a subscription and not just charge when you clean?

The subscription model is a win-win for everyone involved!

With ChirpChirps's subscription service, say goodbye to worrying about scheduling and enjoy the convenience of a reliable, consistent cleaning routine.

On our end, the subscription model provides stability, allowing us to invest in enhancing our services and continually improving and innovating to make the service experience even better for both you and our hardworking cleaning pros and office team.

With a single, neat payment each month, you get top-notch service and peace of mind, while we get the opportunity to keep exceeding your expectations. It's all about creating a harmonious partnership where everyone benefits.

Are your Chirptastic solutions green?

Yes! Our Chirptastic products are indeed green. They are cleaner, safer, greener, better for everyone (people, pets, and the planet)!

What if I want a single visit?

If you're looking for a single visit rather than our subscription service, we have a perfect solution for you! We'll set you up with our sister company, Maid Brigade, who will take great are of your one-time or on-call cleanings. Shoot over to or call (914) 741-0552 for Maid Brigade's 5 star service!

How do I get my free cleaning visits?

ChirpChirp's ChirpPerks is a bonus bonanza for recurring customers that dishes out a whole month's worth of complimentary cleaning sessions sprinkled throughout the year. The more often you have us clean, the more free cleanings come your way.

Here's the scoop:

Go weekly and you are cleaned four times in most months. But when a month stretches to five weeks, that fifth one on us.

Bi-weekly?  Enjoy two sessions per month typically. Sneaky three-week months? No worries, the third one is our treat.

If you are on the schedule every 4 weeks, revel in one pristine performance eleven out of twelve months but the one where there's two cleanings, the second one is complimentary.