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10 Cold Weather Plumbing To-Dos

January and February are notoriously cold, especially here in Central Jersey (we all know how brutal winters can be)! While it can be tempting to avoid going outside unless it’s necessary, we recommend winterizing your home sooner rather than later—starting with your HVAC and plumbing.

How to Winterize Your Plumbing & HVAC: 10 Tips for Your Home

  1. Prevent your pipes from freezing. Burst pipes are no fun and the last thing you want to deal with.
  2. Disconnect, drain, and store away your garden hose.
  3. Close and drain shut-off valves that lead to the outdoors.
  4. Inspect and clean the sump pump pit.
  5. Fix any plumbing leaks (even something as small as a faucet link in that basement bathroom that is hardly used).
  6. Drain your water heater (to clear out sediment and other buildup inside the tank).
  7. Check the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
  8. If you haven’t done so already (and we hope you did!), change your air filters. Ideally, this should have been done at the beginning of heating season.
  9. Apply weatherstripping around windows and doors. These are two of the biggest sources of air leaks.
  10. Leaving for vacation (or even a long weekend getaway)? Set the thermostat to 55 – 58 degrees, and do not turn off the heat. You can even keep cabinets (that back up to an outside wall) open so that warm air more easily circulates.

Plumbing Repair in Central Jersey

Taking preventative measures like this has its benefits—and it can certainly save you money and stress—but, unfortunately, it’s not a guarantee against every problem. When something does happen and you need plumbing repair, it helps to have an experienced company in your corner. If you live in Central Jersey, that company is Arctic Air Conditioning!

Since 1977, we have been keeping families in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, and Ocean counties comfortable and safe every winter (and all year long). Contact us to learn more or schedule service!

Testimonials
5 Rating |

”Tim was very nice, knowledgeable and was kind to wear protective gear outside and inside my house. Thank you for the great service!”

- Natalia Jouan
4 Rating |

”Good interaction and very professional. Wore a mask before entering home. Overall, fine courteous young man.”

- Jay Weiss
5 Rating |

”I had a new toilet , bathroom faucet, and water heater installed. Everything was done professionally. The technician was on time. He was knowledgeable and patient. He ran into several…”

- Mary Ellen Driscoll
5 Rating |

”Arctic Air is very thorough and efficient. Technicians arrive exactly on time. Communication with the main office and technical staff is unsurpassed. Arctic Air stands behind their work.”

- Richard Eisenbeis
5 Rating |

”I have been dealing with Arctic Air for over 30 years and they have always been professional and honest. I started dealing with the owner Howard and his word was…”

- Bob Cembor
5 Rating |

”My technician, Greg, was very thorough in looking over my unit and explaining all of my repair options. I highly recommend Arctic Air!!!!”

- Lizabeth Bianco-Kleinosky
5 Rating |

”The Serviceman Frank fixed my thermostat as well as answered questions about my air conditioning system. I'm very happy with the good service.”

- Lindsay Humphrey
5 Rating |

”A/C not working after i removed the thermostat to paint. Ed immediately recognised the problem. He connected a Nest thermostat that i couldn't get to work. After making sure it…”

- Ralph Cusumano
5 Rating |

”As usual, Arctic fixed our plumbing issues and made suggestions for improvements. I highly recommend them for plumbing, heading, and air conditioning matters!”

- David Streit
5 Rating |

”Just set up two appointments for air conditioning preseason tune-up at the beginning of the month. Very smooth. Today the technician came in to do the work. Very nice guy.…”

- jerry xie
5 Rating |

”The crew was great , the price was right and they are a very professional outfit”

- Lynn Phillips
5 Rating |

”Greg was professional and polite. Work was done in a reasonable time and looks fine. A real credit to Arctic Air. Arctic Air doesn't try to nickel & dime you.…”

- Daniel Ostrowski
5 Rating |

”Great!”

- Robert Khamish
5 Rating |

”I have used Artic Air through Home Depot for the last 3 years and have been very pleased with their service.”

- Maria Sirinakis
5 Rating |

”I have been using Arctic Air for about 20 years. They have installed a complete new air conditioning system for us along with radiant heat on our first floor. They…”

- Anna Carlucci
5 Rating |

”I have been a customer of Artic Air Conditioning for many years. I applaud their service, quality and care.”

- Marian Zuckerman
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