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3 Problems Caused by Freezing Temperatures and How To Fix Them

Friday, December 29, 2017

The temperatures for New Year's Eve will reach a record low, which means your home is working extra hard to keep you warm. Keep an eye on these common problems, and read more about howe to prevent and solve them:

FROZEN PIPES There’s nothing worse than waking up to frozen pipes on a bitterly cold morning. When the weather outside drops below freezing, the water in your pipes freezes. As it freezes, it expands, which can cause the pipes to burst.

There are several ways to prevent pipes from bursting:

--Turn on faucets to allow a steady stream of water to escape from the pipes, relieving pressure from building up inside

--Insulate exposed water supply pipes with foam sleeves

--Open cabinets below sinks to allow warm air to circulate through

--Keep the indoor temperature in your home above 55 degrees

--Call A.B. May to ensure your home is properly winterized

 

AIR FLOW You may notice one or more rooms in your home doesn't heat as well as the others. This is typically due to improper airflow caused by an obstructed vent, dirty duct, or an issue with the furnace itself.

--Replace filters

--Schedule a duct cleaning

--Schedule an appointment for an A.B. May technician to diagnose and fix the problem

 

HEAT LOSS The thermostat is set at 75, but you're still freezing under a blanket--where is all the heat going? Below freezing temperatures can kick your system into overdrive, making it difficult to maintain consistent temperatures. There are multiple reasons this could be happening:

--Heat pump is overworking

--Pilot light is malfunctioning

--Improperly sized system

--Leak in a duct

--Old windows

The above problems can be all be avoided/solved through a maintenance appointment with A.B. May. Give us a call today to make an appointment at (913) 370-4898.

 

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