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Tips for preparing your home for the incoming extreme cold weather

Winter Weather New Hampshire
Posted at 11:51 AM, Dec 19, 2022
and last updated 2024-01-12 17:57:22-05

INDIANAPOLIS – WRTV's weather team predicts extremely cold temperatures approaching this weekend, and provides a list of tips for preparing your home for extreme cold.

  • If you have sinks and faucets on an exterior wall, leave a small trickle of water running and the cabinets open so heat can reach the pipes.
  • Keep garage doors down and closed at all times.
  •  If you have a crawlspace, close the vents and make sure that your heater is working and set between at least 55 degrees and 60 degrees.
  • If your pipes do freeze, use a space heater to thaw them out but be careful-make sure it’s away from objects and that you don’t leave it unattended.
  • To make sure your furnace is working properly, walk around your house and make sure no registers or grills are blocked; that way, the warm air can flow smoothly throughout the house.
  • Keep out cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping.