Winterizing your Home

As temperatures continue to drop, there are some simple steps you can take to help save you money on utility bills this winter.

Here are a few tips from our warranty team:

Heating and Air Conditioning Unit

Be sure to have a professional come to your home and service your unit and furnace. A professional can detect and fix any issues that may arise.

Windows

Be sure all windows in your home are locked and sealed.

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Run your hand closely along the window frame to detect any openings. The slightest breeze of cold air entering your home could cause your heating system to run more often, resulting in an increase in your utility bill.

Pipes

Be sure to open cabinet doors under kitchen and bathroom sinks.

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Freezing occurs when the temperature hits 32° Fahrenheit. By opening your cabinet doors, you allow the warm air from your home to also reach the pipes, reducing the chances of them freezing.

Be sure to allow your kitchen and at least one bathroom faucet to drip during freezing weather.

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Remember that you are not wasting water, but using it to keep your pipes from freezing and busting. Doing so could save you lots of money in the long run.

Hose Bibb/Water Spigot

Be sure to protect your outdoor water spigot from freezing weather.

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You can do this by purchasing a foam faucet cover from your local home improvement store. You can also use a towel and duct tape to get the job done.

Watch Betenbough Homes warranty manager, John Giles demonstrate these winterizing home tips here.

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