Programmable thermostat can help keep temp constant

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Other Winter HVAC Emergencies

Winter can bring a host of HVAC emergencies, including frozen pipes and heating system failures. These emergencies can be expensive to repair and cause significant damage to your home. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to prevent frozen pipes and other winter HVAC emergencies.

Insulate Pipes

One of the easiest ways to prevent frozen pipes is to insulate them. Pipes that are located in unheated areas, such as attics and crawl spaces, are particularly vulnerable to freezing. Insulating these pipes can help keep them warm and prevent them from freezing.

Keep the Heat On

During the winter months, it’s important to keep your heating system on, even when you’re not at home. This can help prevent pipes from freezing and keep your home’s temperature consistent. Set your thermostat to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent pipes from freezing.

Seal Air Leaks

Air leaks can cause drafts and make it difficult to maintain a consistent temperature in your home. Check around doors, windows, and other areas for any drafts and seal them with weatherstripping or caulk. This can help prevent heat from escaping and keep your home comfortable during the winter.

Have Your Heating System Serviced

Having your heating system serviced before the winter months can help prevent HVAC emergencies. A professional HVAC technician can inspect and clean your system, ensuring that it’s operating efficiently and effectively. This can help reduce the risk of system failures and ensure that your home stays warm and comfortable during the winter.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can help prevent HVAC emergencies by allowing you to set different temperatures for different times of day. For example, you can set the temperature to be cooler when you’re not at home or asleep, and warmer when you’re awake and at home. By lowering the temperature by just a few degrees, you can save a significant amount on your energy bills and reduce the risk of system failures.

Have Your Pipes Inspected

Having your pipes inspected by a professional plumber can help prevent frozen pipes and other plumbing emergencies. A plumber can identify any potential issues, such as leaks or clogs, and address them before they become major problems.

The Final Word

In conclusion, preventing winter HVAC emergencies requires a combination of preventive measures and regular maintenance. By insulating pipes, keeping the heat on, sealing air leaks, having your heating system serviced, installing a programmable thermostat, and having your pipes inspected, you can reduce the risk of frozen pipes and other HVAC emergencies. At Bonsky Heating and Cooling, we offer a variety of HVAC maintenance and repair services to help keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter months. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help prevent winter HVAC emergencies.

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