Most of our weather battles in Houston deal with battling the heat and the humidity. Although we may never have the great Houston blizzard – this past week of near record low temperatures reminded us that we do need to know how to protect our homes from the cold weather as well. Here are a few tips to help make the cold weather and the occasional snowfall a worry-free experience in Houston.
- Checking your furnace BEFORE you need to crank it up is an must. Do not wait until it is 19 degrees!
- Keep gutters clean and clear to avoid ice dams and damage.
- If it’s forecast to freeze protect your pipes. Wrap those pipes that are exposed, keep cabinets open to allow air to circulate and leave a trickle of water running through the faucets.
Stay warm! It’ll be 105 again before you know it!