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Is it necessary to winterize a home

Oct 24

So once winter has hit, you've gone through your first HVAC inspection and there's nothing wrong, do you still need to winterize?

It is HIGHLY recommended that you hire a plumbing professional to check out your HVAC system. It can be very dangerous for an untrained eye to inspect HVAC systems so it is best not to take any chances with this sort of thing. Even if everything checks out fine during the HVAC inspection, it could save you a lot of money, in the long run, to have an HVAC professional check your HVAC system just to be sure everything is okay.

Cold Weather Can Wreak Havoc On Plumbing Mechanicals and Burst Pipes Can Lead to Thousands of Dollars in Property Damage

Leaving HVAC and plumbing unprotected means that you could be looking at thousands of dollars in water damage. HVAC can freeze due to an improperly set thermostat or the HVAC system getting faulty readings, which then turns on HVAC system when it's not safe for HVAC to be running. This will cause your HVAC mechanicals (furnace, A/C unit, etc.) to freeze up--leaving you without an HVAC system during the winter months.

Winterizing HVAC systems is very important. Another reason why it's so important is because of how many heating emergencies happen each winter simply due to inadequate winterization procedures . If your HVAC is not prepared for the winter, it could cause HVAC breakdowns which means you would either have to go without HVAC until winter is over or pay expensive emergency HVAC repair costs.

The best way to prevent these problems is by hiring HVAC and plumbing technicians for protection! Hiring professionals will ensure that your HVAC and plumbing system is set up for success when winter comes around again next year. 

Background information: Winterizing a home can be done with heat tape and insulation in certain areas of the house where pipes may be vulnerable. Heating cables installed under the ground will keep water from freezing in unheated areas such as crawl spaces and garages--these are not applicable for bathrooms since the water would be running. HVAC Winterization protects HVAC systems from freezing HVAC units, frozen outdoor coils, and frozen furnaces. Hiring HVAC professionals to winterize your HVAC system can save you thousands of dollars in property damages if done properly.

Hiring plumbing professionals is also important since there are plumbing shut-off valves that need to be turned on--make sure pipes are not exposed near outside walls or crawl spaces (exposure area may require heating tape). Preventing freeze damage before it happens is key for homeowners. Hire a professional service company to winterize your HVAC system each year, especially after heavy rains where flooding may happen again despite the precautions taken previously during the installation process if new HVAC system is installed. Hiring HVAC and plumbing companies to winterize your HVAC and plumbing systems can save you a LOT of time, money, and frustration during winter months. Hire professionals to do the job for you!