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Prepping Your Home for a Cold Winter

Weatherproofing your home is a smart thing to do, especially when you live in a place like the southeast region of Wisconsin. Ensure that your home’s plumbing and other house amenities are ready to face freezing temperatures so that you and your family will not have to deal with the consequences of the cold with these tips:

Insulate your Pipes

Adding insulation into your pipes is vital for weatherproofing your home. Pipe insulation can prevent frozen pipes that lead to leaking pipes and possible other plumbing issues eventually.

Install Storm Doors and Windows

Installing a storm door can increase energy efficiency by 45 percent by stopping drafts. Storm doors also allow warm sunlight to enter your home, further reducing your heating costs.

Also, storm windows can really help when the cold weather arrives. They eliminate drafts around windows, and heat cannot escape as easily.

Use Radiant Heat Tiles

Install radiant heat tiles for bathroom and kitchen. Radiant heat tiles distribute heat and can eliminate the feeling that a room doesn't have enough heat. You will have a tendency to think the whole room is cold when the floor is cold, and this will cause you to turn up the thermostat.

Getting your home ready for winter is easy, and it will save you a lot of money on your energy bills. Want to learn more about getting your plumbing ready for the winter? Our plumbing experts are always here to help. Call us at 262-320-4822.