Frozen Pipes – Monitor the water pressure during the winter. A change in water pressure may be the first sign of the restricted water flow caused by a frozen pipe. If you notice a drop in water pressure, call your local plumber.
To help prevent frozen pipes, allow the faucets to drip when the temperature is at its coldest, during the evening. Let cold water trickle at a rate where the water is slightly smaller than the width of a pencil.
Drain outdoor water faucets and disconnect outdoor water fixtures. If an outdoor hose or pipe is connected to the outdoor faucet, during a cold snap, ice can form in the hose or pipe which can build pressure within the water lines inside the house. This can eventually cause
While it is possible that every winter is getting legitimately worse, the odds are more likely that we are getting older and less able to tolerate frigid winter conditions. Regardless, never before has spring been so welcome in many lives. Most people are overjoyed to replace the buzz of their home furnace with the buzz of their home air conditioner, which means it’s time to get outside and explore what nature has to offer. Even though the grass may only just now be starting to turn green and, flowers have barely begun to bloom, it is a great time to check out your cooling unit. Being stored away and turned off for the whole winter isn’t always great for your air-conditioner. Now is a good time to see if air-conditioning is required to replace or repair your unit.
With the vast number of HVAC contractors out there, it is safe to say that not all of them meet the same quality and ethical standards of companies. There are some HVAC companies that have been in the business for years and are trusted by many for the quality of work they produce and there are some who are simply in for a quick buck so they take some short cuts and fabricate lies about your HVAC system. These deceitful heating & AC contractors can tell lies that will endanger the performance and even shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system.