The weather’s still reasonably warm here in Englewood, NJ, but fall has officially arrived and winter won’t be too far behind. One of the biggest issues we deal with during the winter months is burst pipes, created when the water freezes and expands inside them until it ruptures the metal of the pipes. Preventing that starts now, when it’s still relatively warm and you have a chance to make additions or changes to help you out. Here’s a list of key steps you can take.
HOW TO PREVENT FROZEN PIPES
With the official arrival of fall this week, it’s time for Teaneck, NJ homeowners to take a good look at their heating systems, which in is part of the country can often mean a boiler or similar type of heater. Boilers are efficient and reliable forms of technology, but they can still break down just like any other piece of equipment, especially if they’re older and have endured multiple winters.
Now is an excellent time to run your heating system and check for any signs of trouble. Ideally, a maintenance session from a trained technician should be scheduled, but in the event you can’t do that, you can help yourself out by watching for any signs of unusual activity in your boiler. They can include (but are not limited to) the following:
We see a lot of furnace problems this time of year here in Bogota, NJ, in part because the weather is slowly starting to turn and homeowners are looking to their furnaces in anticipation of the long winter to come. The sooner you can address any issues that may crop up, the better off you’ll be. One of the most serious is a cracked heat exchanger, which can shut down your furnace completely and needs replacing in order to ensure the health and safety of your family.
Summer doesn’t officially come to an end for a few more weeks, and we’re apt to have some warm weather yet here in Dumont, NJ. But Labor Day marks an ideal spot on the calendar to start preparing your heating system for the fall season. We have a lot of different types of heaters in our community, but all of them are charged with the same job: keeping your home warm and comfortable in the throes of winter. Proper preparation, consisting of a healthy mix of professional attention and individual steps, can ensure that your heating system does its job exactly when it’s supposed to.