Protecting home in cold weather
It’s time to prepare your house for the cold as winter draws near. It is easy to improve the energy efficiency of your home and protect it against rain, snow, and freezing temperatures by performing these simple tasks.
How to protect your home in this cold weather?
1. Add insulation, especially around pipes
In many older homes, the attic is not well insulated. Attic, wall, and floor insulation can significantly improve winter (heat retention) and summer comfort (keeping the cool air in). Insulation protects plumbing lines and improves the efficiency of homes. Check for exposed pipes close to outside walls in the unheated basement and attic spaces and add insulation if necessary.
Get in touch with plumber Arlington to install winter equipment that will protect your house from the cold weather.
2. Seal cracks and holes
Search the exterior of your house for tiny fissures or gaps. It is possible for cold air to enter your home through even small cracks around wires. To rapidly seal things up, buy a can of spray foam insulation. You should also caulk and weatherstrip your doors and windows. Around your home, this should be done every year.
3. Prepare for vacation
Consider turning off your water at the water meter and emptying your plumbing system before leaving your house during the winter for a lengthy period. By doing this, you’ll be less likely to experience frozen pipes or other plumbing issues.
Keep in touch with your homeowner’s insurance provider to make sure your policy is current and offers enough protection from cold weather damages.
4. Prepare emergency kits
Make sure you are prepared for any winter weather emergencies by keeping supplies on hand. Road salt, non-perishable food, a phone charger for the car, flashlights, batteries, a radio, sleeping bags, and extra cash should be emergency supplies to have on hand. Pack any prescriptions or first aid items as well.
How to protect the outside of your home from cold weather?
- To stop ice from freezing in your gutters and downspouts, clean them before the cold weather hits.
- Before it becomes cold, spray an ice-repellent solution on the stairs and pathways.
- Plants vulnerable to frost damage should be brought inside containers, mulched around them, or covered them. When the temperature rises above freezing, remove the covering.
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