Protect Your Home From Severe Cold Weather

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Do You Have Questions About How to Defend Your Home Against Severe Winter Weather? We’re here to help. Read through the tips below or contact us with any other questions or concerns you may have.

  • Have your furnace inspected before cold weather arrives. Inspect the heat exchanger for cracks, install a clean air filter, and check the thermostat to see if it’s working properly. Click here to schedule a preventative maintenance appointment…
  • Repair or replace weather stripping and thresholds around doors and windows.
  • Clean out gutters, disconnect and drain all outside hoses. If possible, shut off outside water valves.
  • Wrap water pipes in your basement or crawl spaces with insulation sleeves to slow heat transfer.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets connected to pipes that run through unheated or unprotected spaces.
  • Leave the cabinets open under your kitchen and bathroom sinks. This keeps warm air circulating around your pipes. (Be sure to place harmful chemicals out of the reach of children)
  • If you have a fireplace, keep the flue closed when you’re not using it.
  • When the temperature outside becomes extremely cold, keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during the day and at night.
  • Consider an insulated blanket for your hot water heater.
  • Keep trees trimmed and remove those that are weak or sickly to prevent them from falling on or near your home.
  • If you heat with propane or fuel oil, make sure the tank is full. Click here to schedule a delivery…

Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences.  Stay safe by taking extra precautions to winterize you home!

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