Want a Free Estimate? Call Now! 732-455-9110
Call Us Today! 732-455-9110
  • We Accept All Major Credit Cards
Want a Free Estimate? Call Now! 732-455-9110
Call Us Today! 732-455-9110
Menu
Act Now & Save Up to $3,500 in Rebates!

Preventing Frozen Pipes

We still have a good four to six weeks of cold weather ahead of us—and as you know, central New Jersey can see brutally low temperatures. Unfortunately, many people’s lives (here and across the country) are disrupted every winter by frozen pipes. To avoid a devastating and expensive ordeal, we suggest using these tips on how to prevent frozen pipes in your home this winter.

How Can You Keep Your Pipes from Freezing?

There are a few things you can do to help prevent a frozen pipe problem.

Before it becomes too cold:

  • Insulate your pipes or wrap them with heat tape. The temperature alert threshold for frozen pipes is 20 degrees. In Central Jersey, the temperature commonly drops below this every winter, so insulate any pipes that run through your attic and crawl space before the next freeze sends temperatures this low.
  • Seal air leaks. By keeping frigid air away from the plumbing, the chance of frozen pipes drops significantly. Look for and seal leaks around dryer vents, electrical wiring, and the pipes themselves.
  • Disconnect garden hoses and shut off the drain water. Ideally, this should be done in the fall to prevent the pipes connected to outdoor faucets from freezing, but do so now if you haven’t!

As the temperature drops:

  • Trickle lukewarm water from a faucet on an exterior wall through the night. Warm water helps keep the pipes heated, but a trickle of water also prevents pressure from building in the faucet. This way, even if your pipes manage to freeze, they’ll be much less likely to burst. The cost of running a trickle of water on particularly frigid nights is well worth the cost of avoiding frozen pipes.
  • Keep the thermostat at a set temperature. You may want to set the thermostat back for energy savings while you sleep, but keeping your home a little warmer could prevent frozen pipes on bitter cold nights.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors. This way, warm air in the room helps warm the piping located under the sink.

Before leaving for vacation:

  • Set the thermostat no lower than 55 degrees. You may want to conserve energy while you’re gone, but coming home to frozen or burst pipes isn’t worth the savings.
  • Drain the water system. With no water in the pipes, nothing can freeze. To drain your pipes before you leave, shut off the main water line and open a tap until the water stops running.

Frozen Pipe Repair in NJ

Even with these preventative measures, pipes can still sometimes freeze. If you suspect you may have frozen pipes on your hands, leave the faucets turned on and call Arctic Air Conditioning. If a pipe has already burst, shut off the main water line and get in touch with us quickly! You can contact us online any time or call 732-455-9110. We offer emergency plumbing services for your convenience.

 

Testimonials
5 Rating |

”Kevin Duffy was professional and able to diagnose and solve our a/c issues quickly. Also he was courteous and friendly too.”

- Steve Chin
5 Rating |

”Called in late morning to schedule a service call as AC was not working properly. Nicole was was super helpful and had the technician Kyle over in a couple of…”

- Generic Customer
5 Rating |

”He was professional and very punctual. Arctic Air had done my Hot Water heater and was very please. Would recommend them anyone.”

- Barbara Newman
5 Rating |

”It's great dealing with Arctic Air. They stick to the appointment window, as well as keeping you informed about when the technician should arrive. The technician, Nicholas, went about his…”

- John Wahler
5 Rating |

”Nick was great”

- Generic Customer
5 Rating |

”EXCELLENT customer service. Responsiveness and communications”

- Douglas Emery
5 Rating |

”Very professional, clear and no surprises.”

- Alejo Giachino
5 Rating |

”I have used Arctic Air for over 15 years. Yesterday was the day I could say they are not an average company. They are a company that truly cares. I’m…”

- Michael Horowitz
5 Rating |

”Kyle arrived promptly and checked out my older AC. He gave me good advice and did not try to push an upgrade. After purchasing a new furnace from them years…”

- Kathy Kaine Bingham
5 Rating |

”Unfortunately our air conditioning stopped working on the hottest day of the year. We called Arctic and they sent Rob over the next day. Rob fixed the issue and in…”

- Rebecca Bergson-Di
5 Rating |

”prompt, friendly and got the job done immediately!”

- Denise Enea Ippolito
5 Rating |

”Javier Guadarrama from Arctic Air Conditioning and Heating did our service. He was quick and down to earth. Also, very knowledgeable and open to my questions. I would definitely want…”

- Peter Wick
5 Rating |

”Could not have gone any better. Artic Air‘s technicians did all they could to repair the unit, which you need multiple parts replaced. They had to order a motor since…”

- Bonnie Kozak Curry
5 Rating |

”Javier Guadarrama from Arctic Air Conditioning and Heating did our service. He was quick and down to earth. Also, very knowledgeable and open to my questions. I would definitely want…”

- Peter Wick
5 Rating |

”Could not have gone any better. Artic Air‘s technicians did all they could to repair the unit, which you need multiple parts replaced. They had to order a motor since…”

- Bonnie Curry
5 Rating |

”Knowlegable and friendly tecnicians. Fast service.”

- George Koehler
5 Rating |

”Your service is impeccable Brian for instants was the most amazing Service person I have ever encountered he was here on time he fixed what needed to be fixed and…”

- Generic Customer
5 Rating |

”I would highly recommend Artic Air . Very professional. Cater to customer. They do the job & do it right unlike many other companies. Was a pleasure doing business with…”

- Kenneth Potts
Why Us?
Benefits of Choosing Us:
  • Family Owned since 1977
  • Emergency Service
  • Trusted for 40+ Years
  • Fast, Reliable Service
  • Safe, Licensed & Insured
  • Award-Winning Service
  • Friendly & Clean
  • No Job Too Big or Small
  • Professional Care
  • Certified Employees
  • Family Focused
  • Guaranteed Service