Though every season comes with its fair share of frustrations, the winter is the worst for your home. If you’ve heard of our great state of Ohio, you will know that when you winterize your home annually, you can avoid costly repairs to your home. Waking up in the middle of the night and seeing a pipe has burst or a tree branch has fallen is one of the most stressful things that can happen in winter. So, Middletown Heating & Cooling has provided five methods you can use annually to winterize your home. 

  • Protect Your Pipes: Your water pipes can become frozen when cold air surrounds the water pipes, causing water to freeze and the pipes to burst. You can seal leaks and adjust the thermostat to help protect your pipes each year. 
  • Check Your Gutters- Cleaning your gutters is something you don’t want to miss. Blocked drains can result in the accumulation of water. This puddle can serve as a breeding ground for mold and algae that have the potential to seep into the interior of your walls. 
  • House the Hose- When you are preparing for the winter, you’ll want to detach your garden hose at the end of the summer season. When the water in the hose freezes, it cannot stretch to accommodate it. You can find yourself with burst pipes, broken valves, or broken joints if that happens. So be sure to unplug your hose. 
  • Replace Screen Windows & Doors: Winter months can be a little intense when the storm hits, so it’s best to replace them with storm windows and doors. They add an extra layer of insulation and will help keep out winter elements. 
  • Test Your Generator- Your generator is a portable source for an emergency backup power source that will provide electricity when regular electrical supplies fail. So making sure that this is functioning properly can make or break your emergency protocols. 

A stress-free winter season is what we like to see for our homeowners. Checking these things may be something you don’t think about as a homeowner because you figure it is all taken care of since it worked last year, right? Well, I am here to tell you that you’ll want to check this list every year. We hope that this list gave you some ease this year. 

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