How to prepare your home for El Paso’s first freeze of season


With El Paso’s first freeze of the season coming Tuesday morning, it’s important to keep your home warm and protected.

Experts recommend residents prepare their windows for the cold by sealing cracks and gaps with either caulk from the outside of the home, or sealant from inside.

Employees of El Paso Building Materials say a little bit of maintenance with windows and doors goes a long way.

“It’s very important to always check around your windows and around your doors and the bottom to make sure that the weather stripping is correct,” Daniel Jasso tells KTSM. “That way, you get less air. So, we’re checking them every six months or every three months to make sure they’re OK.”

The company also says homes should be checked every time the seasons change.

In addition to doors and windows, residents are also advised to protect their pipes. 

Plumbing experts suggest leaving faucets dripping with cold water, covering any exposed areas, and keeping cabinets open. 

“If you have any spigots outside, exposed, get some spigot covers and make sure everything is covered,” Ignacio Salas of Gray Heating & Air Conditioning said.

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