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Preparing your home for the cold (Fall & Winter Checklist)

21
Nov

Help avoid an emergency this fall by preparing your home for the cold. These tips will help you save money by improving your home’s efficiency and reducing those untimely repairs. Use our checklist every fall to ensure your home is ready!

Disconnect garden hoses
Make sure the outside faucets are not leaking or dripping
Close the outside faucets and drain water lines
Cover the outside faucets with faucet insulation
Insulate any open spaces where air can blow on your pipes
Insulate pipes in unheated areas
Seal leaks around doors and windows
Check temperature setting on your water heater; set to 120 degrees
Service your heating system and humidifier
Change heating system and humidifier filters
Clean sump pump and pits
When leaving your home for an extended period of time, make sure the heating system is left on and set the thermostat no lower than 55 degrees
Clean gutters and downspouts
Clean fireplace chimney
Know where your water valves are in your home
If you do need service, CALL MTP!

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