Protecting your home and pets against the cold

Friday, November 5th 2004, 6:21 am
By: News On 6

Northeastern Oklahoma had its first real cold snap Thursday night and early Friday morning. That should serve as a reminder that Old Man Winter is on the way.

To make sure everything stays in working order, now is a good time to winterize your life.

6 in the Morning reporter Omar Villafranca offers some tips on what to do. It didn't get bitterly cold overnight, but the cold snap should serve as a reminder to get ready for the cold season. Now let's talk about your home.

There are a bunch of old homes in the Tulsa area and old homes have drafty doors. All you need is a little insulation to line your doorframe to keep the warm air in and cold air out.

And of course, take care of your pipes. If we get a big freeze, it's possible for pipes to burst. There are dozens of products on the market to keep your pipes warm and working. Greg Welborn with Best Electric and Hardware: "First thing with the pipes is to keep them, air from going across the pipes.”

And if it's going to get chilly, don't forget about your cats and dogs. Friday morning wasn't too bad. If they have a dog house, throw them a blanket or two, but if it gets real cold, bring them inside.