Tips For How To Winterize Your Home Before Single-Digit Temps Arrive In Okla.


Friday, February 5th 2021, 4:31 pm
By: Mike Glover


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma is just days away from the coldest temps of the season, and there are a few things residents can do to assure their home is ready for single-digit temperatures.

Cold temperatures can bust pipes and cause all types of damage, not to mention take a chunk out of your wallet.

Mark Ryan with Suntech Heat and Air said start with the outside water hoses.

"Make sure your hoses are disconnected from your outdoor faucets another smart thing to go about is to have those foam covers put on top of them," he said.

Oklahomans hear it every year, but residents must protect those inside pipes.

"One of the things that’s really important when these big winter freezes come, make sure that your pipes have access to the heat that’s inside the house," Ryan said.

Leave cabinet doors and bathroom doors open and don’t forget to let those faucets run at a slow stream to keep those pipes from freezing.

"Another really important thing to consider is making sure your heating and air system is maintained by a quality heat and air company and one of the reasons for that is your filters. If your filters are dirty it can cause your system to bog down and overheat which will actually shut down your system," he said.

Ryan said these are just a few simple things to think about before the cold hits, because with single-digit temperatures on the way, a broken furnace or busted pipes is the last thing anyone want to deal with.