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It’s the season for a wintry mix — and we’re not talking about a delicious snack! Unfortunately, New Jersey’s winter weather can be challenging, unpredictable and out of your control. But you can prepare your home and property for the tricky situations the cold, snow and ice present. Here are four simple winter tips to help keep you and your home safe and comfortable in New Jersey during the chilly season.
- Make sure your home is properly insulated. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows to keep cold air from seeping in. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends attic insulation between R49 and R60. Taking these steps can help ease energy bills and demands on your furnace.
- Wrap your water heater with an insulation blanket. This inexpensive solution can help you save up to 16 percent* in water heating costs!
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around the plumbing. Running water, even at a trickle, can also help prevent your pipes from freezing.
- If you have a service appointment with NJR Home Services, make sure your driveway and walkway is clear of snow, ice and debris. This will allow our techs to get to your home quickly and safely.
If the unexpected happens – don’t worry! NJR Home Services is here for you and your home comfort needs. Whether you need AC replacement, AC service, heating system repair, heating system replacement, electrical home repairs or would like a free, no-obligation quote for a natural gas generator, simply call 877-705-7251 or complete our online request form. We’ll respond promptly and answer your questions.