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4 Easy Ways To Protect Your Appliances From Cold Weather

Old Man Winter is here. The weather outside may be frightful and inside it might be delightful, but if you have appliances that are located in your basement, garage or against an outside wall that is not insulated, your appliances could experience some problems.

Although the inside temperatures in your home may be over 60 degrees (based on your individual thermostat settings), the areas we just mentioned may drop below freezing and could cause your appliances in these areas to malfunction

Here are 4 easy ways to prepare your appliances from the cold…

1. Check the Owners Manual

Not all appliances are built to handle being placed in cold locations. Check your owners manual for installation instructions and temperature warnings.

2. Heat It Up

Use a space heater in your chilly garage or basement on very cold days. Just don’t ever leave it on overnight or when you’re not home.

3. Give It An Insulated Blanket

If you can wrap any water-line hoses (either to your refrigerator or washing machine) with a layer of insulation.

4. When In Doubt Disconnect

If unable to maintain a temperature above freezing in the garage, then disconnect the water line, and drain the reservoir. Reconnect when it’s warmer.

Bill Cummins

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