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Fall Plumbing Tips

Is your home’s plumbing and heating system ready to take on cooler temperatures? Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning out of summer and into the new season and there are some things you can do around your home to help prepare. After all, you won’t want to be stuck with a major plumbing or heating headache when winter gets here.

Fall leaves with rake

  • After you’ve washed off the deck and all of the outdoor summer furniture, remember to turn your hose off from the main water line. Your pipes can freeze and burst if there is is any stagnant water in the line.
  • Save energy by keeping your thermostat set no higher than 68 degrees when you need heat and if the house gets too warm in the next couple of weeks, open up your windows instead of turning on the AC.
  • Check windows and doors to make sure the seals are still working properly. Drafts can cause your energy bills to increase.
  • Keep your water heater set to around 140 degrees. You can help reduce energy by wrapping it in an insulated blanket that will keep heat in.
  • Have your plumbing and heating equipment serviced by a professional. It’s the best way to make sure everything is ready to take on the new season.

Have you made a fall maintenance appointment yet? Contact the friendly customer service staff at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains today!

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