How to Protect Your Home in Extreme Cold

It’s frosty out there. Most of the country is layering up for some freezing temps. And while the Experts are always eager to help, have a few HVAC and plumbing honey-dos to help you avoid those cold weather emergencies.

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

Follow these easy tips to keep your HVAC and plumbing warm and working. Then pour yourself some hot cocoa. And, as always, Chief/Bauer Service Experts is here for you. If you have questions, concerns or problems, don’t hesitate to call.

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