Trick or Treat: Plumbing and Heating Tips as Good as Candy

It’s October! Which means fall is here, and with it comes Halloween (and sometimes winter like weather in the Denver area). To help you get ready, we wanted to offer a few ‘tricks’ and treats in regards to your plumbing and heating, all without having to sort through your kid’s candy. 

Plumbing Trick: 

If you haven’t done it already, unhook your garden hose before the first freeze. Because in Colorado, we don’t always know when this is, consider wrapping your hose bib (outdoor faucet) in a moving blanket, or insulate it with a pool noodle. This should protect it in the case of a freeze before you detach it. After the freeze, keep it unhooked and consider having a frost-free hose bib installed to prevent cracking or splitting. 

Plumbing Treat: 

Want a special treat? Plumbing can be more than just utilitarian. Water purifiers can improve water quality to reduce the use and cost of bottled water. Insta-hot faucets can produce on demand super- heated water for tea, coffee and other uses without the needed time to boil water. Radiant heat can add luxurious warmth to the floor, towels and more. Ask your plumber for more information. 

Heating Trick: 

Set a reminder to change batteries on your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, and to replace furnace filters when you change your clocks for Daylight Savings. These are important and often overlooked maintenance habits that can save your life. 

Have your home audited for heat loss and make the simple suggested repairs to save yourself hundreds of dollars every year. 

Heating Treat: 

Save money with a programmable thermostat. Never leave home with the heat cranked again! Program the thermostat to drop a few degrees at night when you don’t notice and when you are at work, and kick it up upon waking and returning. Consider an efficient gas fireplace for warmth and ambiance. Whole house air purifiers and humidifiers can help improve indoor air quality during the winter months when the house it closed up. 

Need plumbing or heating repairs? Are you ready to improve comfort in your home through upgraded plumbing or heating features? Whether plumbing or furnace health, thermostats & zoning, humidifiers and air purifiers, gas lines or more, we are here to help. Contact us today at 303-622-5526 to schedule or talk to one of our technicians.

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