How to Protect Your Home in Extreme Cold

It’s frosty outside. Most of the country is layering up for some icy temps. And while the Experts are always prepared to help, we’ve got a few HVAC and plumbing pearls of wisdom to help you avoid those winter weather emergencies.

  • Disconnect those exterior water connections.
  • 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 circulating around pipes.
  • Set an indoor temperature of at least 68 degrees (and warmer if possible).
  • Get those indoor 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 functional, 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 once-over.

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

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