Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe And Warm This Winter

Dec 20, 2017

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This winter is expected to be unusually warm and dry on the High Plains. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect your home from winter weather.

The Edmond Sun has published some tips for making sure your house and family are safe through the long winter months. Unclogging your drains and gutters can ensure that they don’t freeze up when the temperature drops.

Also, make sure there are no tree branches in need of trimming near your house, before the ice hits. And make sure your fireplace has been inspected and cleaned before putting it to use this winter. To be safe when leaving your home, make sure all space heaters are turned off and all candles are blown out. And while it can make economic sense to turn down the thermostat when you leave, make sure you leave enough heat running to keep pipes from freezing.

Finally, consider investing in weather stripping around doors, vents, and windows.