How to Protect Your Home in Extreme Cold

It’s frosty outside. Much of the country is layering up for some icy temperatures. And while the Experts are always eager to help, we’ve got a few HVAC and plumbing honey-dos to help you avoid those winter weather emergencies.

  • Disconnect those exterior water faucets.
  • Insulate all exposed pipes and outdoor fixtures.
  • A slow trickle in indoor sinks and bathrooms by outer walls can prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Open up those cabinets underneath sinks to keep warm air flowing around pipes.
  • Set an indoor temperature of at least 68 degrees (and warmer if possible).
  • Get those home heaters ready by checking them for proper operation.
  • If you have vents shut in unused rooms, now is the time to open them.
  • If your furnace is not heating, contact the Experts for heating repairs or consider a new furnace install.
  • Last but not least, give your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors a quick once-over.

Follow these simple tips to keep your HVAC and plumbing warm and working. Then make yourself some hot cider. And, as always, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you. If you have questions, concerns or problems, don’t hesitate to call.

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