How to Protect Your Home in Extreme Cold

It’s frigid outside. Much of the country is layering up for some below freezing weather. And while the Experts are always eager to help, we’ve got a few HVAC and plumbing tips to help you avoid those winter weather emergencies.

  • Disconnect those exterior water fixtures.
  • Insulate all exposed pipes and outdoor fixtures.
  • A slow drop in indoor sinks and bathrooms by exterior walls can stop pipes from freezing.
  • Open up cabinets underneath sinks to keep warm air moving around pipes.
  • Set an indoor temperature of at least 68 degrees (and warmer if possible).
  • Get those space heaters ready by checking them for proper operation.
  • If you’ve got vents closed in unused rooms, open them now.
  • If your furnace is not working, 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 check.

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