Preparing Your Home for Snow, Sleet and other Slick Storms
Snow, Sleet, and other Slick Storms are something that you and your family should be prepared for, especially in the coming months. These months, we are prone to see ice, sleet, snow, sometimes hail, so we have to be prepared for when the time arises. Here are some tips for how to prepare your home and your family for these storms.
Always check your home’s heating and air conditioning system
Always make sure that your home’s heating and air conditioning system is working properly, and is being maintained. Change the filters, and have the system inspected by a good HVAC contractor. Look into an annual maintenance agreement. The contractor will check your system and make sure your heat is going to be there when you need it the most.
Maintenance on Your Chimney and Other Heating Equipment
It’s important to make sure that your heating equipment and chimneys are cleaned and inspected before the winter. The filter of your furnace will need to be replaced on a regular basis to prevent any mishaps with the heating equipment.
Set the heat to around 55 degrees or higher to make sure that your pipes do not freeze or burst.
Install storm proof windows
Installing stormproof windows will help to prevent any heat from escaping. You may also use plastic sheeting to prevent the heat from getting out, and letting the cold air in.
Let faucets drip consistently when it is freezing outside
This will help to prevent any water pipes from freezing.
Paying attention to the roof
Make sure that no tree branches are extending over the roof, this will prevent any damage to your home if heavy snow is piled on your roof, or if ice has covered over top.