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We hope you're all staying safe and warm during this weather.  Here are some tips for also keeping your home safe and sound during the freezing temps. 

1.)  Keep all cabinet doors under sinks open to let heat circulate.  Let faucets drip slowly especially at night to help prevent freezing pipes.

2.)  Try these 4 tips if you're not getting heat before you call a professional

     -- Check the air filter.  They can clog up in only two weeks.

     -- If the filter was bad and the furnace tried 4x to relight, some units have a circuit board that locks them out, even if you change the filter.  You can go to the circuit board and shut off the power for a couple of seconds then turn it back on.  This should override the default.

     -- Check the battery in your home's thermostat.  They can lose power in the active winter season.

     -- Check the circuit breakers.  Extreme cold can set the stage for power surges. 

3.)  Be sure you have working carbon monoxide alarms.  This is the time of year when you want to be sure those sensors are working.

4.)  Tape trash bags over drafty windows to keep heat in.

5.)  Close doors to rooms that are not used, as long as there is not water in them.

6.)  Block off unused fireplaces, because they can suck the heat out.

7.)  When using a space heater be sure to keep anything flammable at least three feet away, such as clothing, bedding, paper or rugs. Also, be sure to turn off and unplug space heaters before leaving the room or going to bed.

8.)  Disconnect garden hoses and, if practical, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets.

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