It’s almost time to trade your leaf rake for a snow shovel and your short sleeves for down jackets. Before cold weather arrives, be sure your home is prepared to keep you cozy and comfortable all winter with home heating solutions.
If your 6th grader is younger than your water heater, it may be time for a replacement (for the water heater, of course!). Maybe your house has cold spots in your living room or bedrooms. And that old tank-style water heater just can’t keep up with all the hot showers and baths the whole family loves in the winter.
The winter is a challenging time for your plumbing system. Pipes that are not properly winterized or insulated can remain full of water and explode when the water freezes. Your water heater or tankless water heater has to work harder to provide hot water. Your pipes could freeze if your furnace stops working. Any one of these situations can make for a long, uncomfortable winter. But the good news is, it’s never been easier to keep winter from wreaking havoc on your home’s plumbing system.
All of this is to say that, for any homeowner, preparing your plumbing for the winter is a good idea. It can save you a lot of headaches and discomfort as well as time and money.