07:23AM | 11/07/00
Member Since: 11/06/00
2 lifetime posts
Hello there!

I would like to know some general guidelines for winterizing a home. I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, so it doesn't get blizzard-cold here, but cold enough to prepare my house, just in case. I would specifically like to know if I should do anything for my built in lawn sprinkler system. And do I have to do anything to my refrigerated air conditioning unit? How do I prepare my heating system?

Thanks for any hints! I'm a first time homeowner and I need some good general advice!


05:18AM | 11/08/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
What kind of heating system do you have?


05:51AM | 11/12/00
Member Since: 11/06/00
2 lifetime posts
My house has a heat pump.


02:52PM | 11/12/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
As a part of regular maintenance, you should have you Heat Pump checked every year to make sure that it is running well. There is only one thing you can do and that is to check the filter and change it on a regular basis. Lawn sprinkler systems are usually below the frost line so the lines will not freeze, but I am not an expert in this feild so you may want consult with whomever.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon