How to Protect Your Home in Extreme Cold

It’s frigid outside. Much 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 tips to help you avoid those cold weather emergencies.

  • Disconnect exterior water connections.
  • Make sure you insulate exposed pipes and outdoor fixtures.
  • A slow drop in indoor bathrooms and sinks by outer walls can keep pipes from freezing.
  • Open up 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’ve got 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 check.

Follow these quick 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.