Owning a home come with responsibilities and maintaining the plumbing and heating system is one of them. When it comes to maintaining the plumbing and heating system of your home, a lot of thinking need to be done so as to decide if the repairs should be done by a professional plumber or not. It could be that your water heater need repair or that the toilets are not functioning well. These repairs range from minor to major repairs. Minor repairs do not cost much and they include tackling faucet, replacing a washer etc. While major repairs include replacing a rusty pipes, broken sink, broken toilet and so on. All of these repairs require the attention of a plumber but they are some that don’t require an emergency call to a plumber. Regardless of the complexity of the plumbing and heating damage, you can count on Smile-HVAC to fix it up. There are some measures that you can take to minimize your expenses on plumbing and heating services. Let us discuss five ways that you can save money on plumbing and heating.
Take note of any water that is dripping or making a puddle. If there is an increase in a water bill, it shows that one of your pipes is broken or that there is something that is causing loss of water. Therefore you need to monitor your bills and if there is any sudden increase in the water bills then you should check if there is any broken pipe that needs to be replaces. This will help reduce your water bills
To prevent water drains from becoming plugged be sure that there is no grease build-up. If your drains are not flowing all you need do is to boil water to pour on it often and also ensure that the opening is wide enough so that particles like hair will not get stuck in it. Also when the drain is regularly clean it will prevent it from getting plugged.
One thing that will interfere with both heating and plumbing is frozen water pipes. During winter, it is advised that all garden hoses should be pulled out for draining so as to prevent the water pipes from freezing. The indoor cut off valve should be off and the faucet should be open so that the water lines will not freeze.
Keeping one’s smoke alarms in good condition to prevent fires which can be very expensive. This can be done by ensuring that the batteries in the alarms are change regularly along with a full wattage light bulb.
In cold weather close vents and shut the doors in unused rooms. Maintaining an average room temperature at night is important hence if you do some baking you can leave the door open a bit. If you have several unused room in your house then shutting them will save you a lot of money. Also you can also keep yourself warm by wearing warm clothing. The room t temperature should be below 70 degrees.