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Winter Tips for Central Ohio Homes

  • October 26, 2023
  • Tips

Ready, Set, Winter: Keeping your home cozy and trouble-free this winter season

As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, it's time to start thinking about preparing your plumbing and HVAC for the unpredictable Ohio winter weather. The last thing you want is to be left without heat or running water during a bad ice or snowstorm. Fortunately, with some easy and careful planning and maintenance, you can ensure that your home remains warm and your plumbing functions smoothly throughout the year's coldest months.

Below, we provide a comprehensive guide on preparing your plumbing and HVAC for the winter season. By following these tips, you can avoid costly repairs, save energy, and keep your home comfortable all season long.

Protecting Your Plumbing: Avoiding Frozen Pipes

Winter's freezing temperatures can lead to the nightmare of frozen pipes, potentially causing costly damage. To prevent this, consider insulating exposed pipes, particularly those in unheated areas of your home. Insulation acts as a protective shield against the cold, preventing water inside your pipes from freezing. Additionally, let a trickle of water run from your faucets during extremely cold nights to maintain water flow and keep your cabinet doors open so warm air can circulate around the pipes in the kitchen and bathroom sinks to avoid freezing.

HVAC Winter Readiness: A Warm Retreat

Your HVAC system is your fortress against the cold, so ensure it's in prime condition for the winter season. Schedule a professional furnace maintenance service to inspect and optimize your heating system. A well-maintained heating system operates efficiently, ensuring your home stays cozy. Remember to change or clean the air filter(s) in your HVAC system regularly. Clogged filters restrict airflow, making your system work harder and consuming more energy. Regular filter maintenance can save money and ensure your HVAC system functions optimally during the cold months.

Peace of Mind: The Ultimate Winter Treat

Before the winter chill sets in, It's essential to prepare your home for the colder months, ensuring that your plumbing is safeguarded from frozen pipes and your HVAC system is primed to keep your home warm. Proactively scheduling regular maintenance keeps your system running smoothly and extends its lifespan, giving you peace of mind as we settle into the winter months.

Atlas Butler Has Heating & Plumbing Covered

Rather than fearing the winter weather, take the chance to ready your plumbing and HVAC systems for a warm and hassle-free season. The experts at Atlas Butler are here to guarantee your home is fully prepared for the challenges of winter. Contact Atlas Butler at 1-800-FURNACE or schedule your next maintenance appointment online. Prepare for winter with confidence and savor a season of warmth and peace of mind.

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