Tips for protecting your home during cold weather

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - With temperatures expected to dip into the 30s Wednesday night, it's time to think about protecting your home and plants from the frigid weather.

Lowes employee Charna McPheron suggested some tips to prevent your home from damage.

"You want to make sure that you protect your pipes and your plants when it gets to these lower temperatures at night," said McPheron. "And when you use stuff like frost cloth on some of your plants, it can keep the temperature around five to 10 degrees warmer than what the outside temperature is."

The price tag for this type of protection will cost around $10.

"When you look for covering your pipes outside, you can you use something like this and these run around the $1 range," said McPheron. "We have some that are split and you can just pop them right on the pipe or you can use pipe wraps. They have double stick tape on them and you you just wrap them around your pipes. Your faucets are also exposed outside and those are the first things that can be exposed to cold weather like this, and these literally just pop right on your faucet like this and they are like $3. Good deal."

Lowes also suggests buying a heat lamp for your pump house and covering your plants and pipes with sheets as a quick remedy.

McPheron says these are small investments that can save you from expensive repairs.

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