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The Importance of Winterizing Your Home

October 13th, 2021 by cverdone

The Importance of Winterizing Your Home
It is winter, a time when we add an extra layer of clothing and blankets. You use your heating unit and the coffeemaker more while our time outdoors decreases. Winterization of the HVAC and the home is often recommended. Wondering how getting an HVAC professional to winterize your home can benefit you? Check out the great benefits of wintering a home.

Protect Appliances Against Wear

The winter weather pushes us to use our heating systems often. Remember, the longer the HVAC system runs means more wear and tear. This reduces the system’s life. The HVAC unit also gets exposed to the hostile elements of destruction. This makes them break down often and lead to more repairs.

Sealing and insulating basements, windows, roofs, and walls keeps heat and air in your home. The HVAC system will also need less maintenance and repairs. With through winterization, the HVAC unit won’t have to run longer. This helps to reduce operating costs.

Prevent Water and Snow Flowing into Your Home

The cold winter weather comes with melting snow. This melting snow can get clogged in your gutters. When snow melts and water gets trapped in the gutters, you’re going to have to deal with extreme moisture and water. This could destroy the gutters or even flow into your home. One way to avoid these problems is to get the gutters cleaned before winter comes.

Prevent Pipe Bursting

In winter, temperatures will be very low. If your pipes aren’t winterized, they may freeze and burst. The cold weather often causes freezing of water in pipes. This expands the water and bursts your pipes. You already know the negative effects of burst pipes. You wouldn’t want to experience such an awful situation.
The simple way to keep your pipes from bursting during winter is by hiring an HVAC professional. They can winterize them your pipes and prepare them for winter. Start by ensuring temperatures in your home don’t go below 60 degrees. That’s to set the home thermostat above 60 degrees to keep temperatures over 60 degrees. Other possible ways to ensure pipes don’t burst include the following.
  • Disengage and store piping connecting to the sprinkler system and garden hose.
  • Keep the shutoff valve directing water to outdoor pipes shut.

Contact Us Today

These are the well-known benefits of winterizing your home. They are the best tips you can use to keep your home safe before the winter season comes. Understand that not every winterization method works for your home. Learn the methods that can help your home and can work best for your specific needs. If you need help winterizing your home, give Thornton Heating Services a call. Set up an appointment with our HVAC professionals today!