Home Security
November 23, 2018

How To Winterize Your Home?

Winter doesn’t “officially” begin until December 21st… but let’s be honest…in Canada, winter begins far sooner.

Just as House Stark declares on HBO’s Game of Thrones, JM Security is also declaring that WINTER IS COMING!

I'm sure you know how brutal winter can be in Canada, which is why it is important to winterize your homes early in the season to ensure you are PREPARED for everything old man winter throws your way.

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Winterization of your home can be the difference between a normal cold winter, and a couple thousand dollar mistake.

From frozen sprinkler systems to bursting pipes in your home, harsh winter weather can sneak up on the least expecting of days.

Let's take a look at what Winterizing a home really means.

What Does Winterizing My Home Mean?

Winterizing your home is the act of doing everything you can to ensure that your house is:

  • Protected from below zero temperatures,
  • Ready for your absence during the holidays or mid-winter tropical getaway,
  • Prepared for unexpected emergencies,
  • Reducing heat and energy costs during the winter season.

Some common and easy ways to winterize your home are changing your furnace filters, winterize your A/C and water lines, turn down your water heater, and giving your heating system a tune-up.It's better to catch a few long hanging fruits than thinking the task is too big for one person to take on.

What does Winterizing my Home have to do with Home Security?

You’re probably wondering why a home security company is writing a blog about winterizing homes.

What do home security and winterization have in common?

Protecting what matters most: your home.

In the past, the main focus of home security was the protection of your house from outside human threats.  But now that focus has widened significantly thanks to technologies like Wi-Fi and smart security.

Security systems now have the ability to provide protection over things like severe weather, high energy and heating costs, flooding and freezing, smoke and carbon monoxide, and the anxiety of not knowing if your home and family is safe.

Full home automation brings to life everything in your home, allowing you to take preventative measures and ensure your home is up for the fight against our harsh winter weather.

Want to know the best part?

Everything can all be controlled and monitored from your mobile device. How convenient!

Where do I Begin?

1) Install A Smart Home Security System With Full Automation

The first thing you can do to properly winterize your home is to install a smart home security system or upgrade your current system to a smart security system. Installing a system gives you immediate access to key winterizing features, and will also allow you to add on additional features should you choose to later on.

Once you have installed or upgraded your system, you will immediately have key winterizing features like: Severe weather alerts, water management, and heating and light control.

Sync up your phone and you can get this notification on your mobile device!Reduce those household costs controlling your temperature and lights remotely and manage water usage.

Be prepared for harsh winter storms by receiving severe weather alerts straight to your panel or mobile device.

2) Additional Features

The next step is optional but recommended if you want to fully prepare yourself for winter.

If you plan on going away for the holidays or on vacation this winter, you will definitely want to add on some additional features.

Prepare yourself for the unexpected emergencies by adding on smart security products such as cameras, flood and freeze detectors, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, the rate of rising heat detectors and more!

Knowledge & Preperation = Protection! The more features you install, the more knowledge you have about the functioning of your home, the better you can prepare yourself and avoid potential disaster.

Let's look at an example:You're enjoying a nice vacation away from home and the last thing on your mind is coming home and realizing your pipes have burst.

Well...With smart home technology, this is a problem of the past.

Receive notifications straight to your phone if water is present and if the temperature drops down below 5 degrees Celsius.

You have the ability to take action by turning off your water and avoid the disaster of having your pipe’s burst.

Additional features can still be incredibly beneficial to your home and family.  It all depends on your lifestyle, needs, and budget.

We Would Like To Help You Winterize Your Home!­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

JM Security is more than willing to work with your specific needs to help you come up with the best winterizing plan for you. Give us a call today.

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