Is your plumbing and heating systems ready for the winter freeze. Here are our Top 5 Plumbing TIPs to Keep your Home Warm and Cozy this chilly season:
1. Insulate Your Pipes
Cold temperatures can lead to frozen pipes, causing potential leaks and disruptions. Insulating exposed pipes can prevent freezing and keep water flowing smoothly. Pay special attention to pipes in attics, basements, and exterior walls. If your pipe work appears damaged or is over 10 years old we recommend getting it examined and potentially replaced. Skrewfix and similar stores sell insulator cheaply.
2. Schedule a Heating System Checkup
Before the cold weather sets in, schedule a professional inspection of your heating system. A well-maintained furnace or boiler operates more efficiently, saving you money on energy bills and ensuring a warm home. For a great local company that can offer this (other than ourselves) check out City Plumbing or HPS Orpington. For commercial pipework check out Worsley Orpington.
3. Check for Leaks and Drips
Even minor leaks can escalate during winter, leading to water damage and increased heating costs. Inspect faucets, toilets, and visible pipes for any leaks or drips. Promptly address and repair any issues to avoid larger problems later.
4. Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Clogged gutters can contribute to ice dams, which may damage your roof and lead to water infiltration. Ensure gutters and downspouts are free of debris to allow proper drainage, preventing potential plumbing and structural issues.
5. Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
Investing in a programmable thermostat allows you to regulate your home’s temperature efficiently. Lowering the temperature when you’re away and raising it when you return can lead to substantial energy savings without sacrificing comfort. We recommend the Honey well. Trusted brand, simple and easy to use. Google Nest is also a good option if you want smart phone control!
Whatever you do, REMEMBER, proactive maintenance and small adjustments can make a significant difference in the performance of your plumbing and heating systems during the winter months.
Stay warm and worry-free this winter!
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