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How to keep your home safe during the winter

Winter is finally here, with cold weather now rolling in to many parts of the country. While this is good news for anybody that is a fan of chillier weather, it can be somewhat daunting and overwhelming for homeowners. This is because households are particularly vulnerable during the winter, especially when it comes to the plumbing system. You want to make sure that you do everything you can to keep your residence protected from the harsh impact of the winter temperatures and outdoor conditions that the entire country is currently experiencing.

One of the most important things you can do is keep your thermostat set at the same temperature throughout the day and night. While this might end up costing you a bit more on your monthly utility bills, the consistency will be good in the long run for your pipes. If the temperature inside your home fluctuates too much it can be bad for the plumbing system - especially the pipes that are in unprotected areas of the home - and could end up resulting in them freezing or even bursting.

Speaking of your pipes, you also need to do everything you can to keep them safe throughout these months. You should get in the habit of leaving doors within your home open, so the warmer air can circulate to areas that might not get as much heating. Since pipes are often tucked away in basements or closets, this will help you prevent any major headaches with damaged or frozen pipes.

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