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Tips for Alberta Homeowners to protection their home from frigid temperatures

December 19th, 2013  |  Insurance

If you live in Alberta, you know how cold it can get during the winter. With winter temperatures having the ability to drop down to as cold as -40 degrees Celsius, homeowners understand the importance of protecting their home from these frigid temperatures. Simple break downs can quickly turn into a very serious problem if you are not prepared.

Like with any other area of your home, it is important to be proactive to ensure that your home is operating as efficiently as possible. Here are some tips that all Alberta homeowners need to keep in mind to protect their home during the winter. They include:

  • Have your furnace inspected yearly to ensure that it is running optimally and will not break down during the coldest day of the year.
  • If you have a fireplace, have it cleaned, and get it ready well in advance of winter.
  • Inspect the exterior of your home for leaks, holes, gaps and anything else that could pose an issue during the winter.
  • Prepare all your winter tools and equipment, including fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Check all your pipes, make sure they are properly insulated and turn off the water to exterior facets.

It is also important to have a winter emergency kit prepared in your home just in case something happens. You need to be prepared for anything and having ample food, water, and supplies on hand could be the difference between life and death.

How do you prepare for the frigid winter temperatures in Alberta? What advice can you offer to other Alberta homeowners? 

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