How to Protect Your Home in Extreme Cold

It’s frosty out there. Much of the country is layering up for some freezing 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 cold weather emergencies.

  • Disconnect those exterior water faucets.
  • Insulate exposed pipes and outdoor fixtures.
  • A slow trickle in indoor bathrooms and sinks by exterior walls can prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Open up kitchen and bathroom cabinets under sinks to keep warm air flowing around pipes.
  • Keep an indoor temperature of at least 68 degrees (and warmer if possible).
  • Get those indoor heaters ready by testing them for proper operation.
  • If you’ve got vents closed in unused rooms, now is the time to open them.
  • If your furnace is not functioning, contact the Experts for heating repairs or consider a new furnace install.
  • Last but not least, give those smoke and carbon monoxide detectors a quick inspection.

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