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Why Should I Winterize My Home?


Winter will be here before we know it, so now is the perfect time to make sure your home is prepared. Outside that might mean checking your snow shovels or snow blowers or cleaning up the fall leaves, but there are a few steps you should take inside, too. From checking your insulation to caulking your windows, here’s why you should consider winterizing your home:

Keeps Your Heat In

When you take the time to check your window and door seals, you are making an effort to ensure your heat stays where it belongs indoors. A drafty home can be a significant energy waster and can leave you cranking the thermostat more than you have to.

Prevents Frozen Pipes

Temperatures can drop suddenly overnight, and if your plumbing isn’t prepared, you could be left with frozen or cracked pipes. Consider wrapping exposed pipes with insulation to prevent them from harsh temperatures. You can even cover a layer of heat tap (found in your local hardware store) before adding the insulation for extra protection.

Improves Your Water Heater Performance

Not only should you worry about your pipes, not winterizing your water heater can leave it to freeze and breakdown. The first steps of this start with installation. Your water heater should be in a warm place, and it should be insulated. You’ll also want to keep up with regular draining.

Saves You Energy

By switching the rotation of your fan blades to keep the heat circulating, and insulating your windows/doors, you can ensure that your heating system is working to top efficiency, another way is by scheduling your tune-up now.

For questions on winterizing your home, or to schedule your tune-up, contact the pros at Tri-City Heating and Cooling today!