One should never get too accustomed to the climate in Denver, Colorado, which can be very unpredictable at times. According to CBS4 reporter Kelly Werthmann, an apartment complex recently had its entire heating system shut down, in anticipation of warm days ahead. Lo and behold, the next few days actually brought temperatures of about 20-something degrees, forcing apartment tenants to go to great lengths to stay warm, such as sleeping with their sweaters on or staying close to an oven for warmth.
The recent polar vortex threw most of the United States into disarray as it heavily contributed to the significant drops in temperature. To make matters worse, recent storms have introduced strong winds that have served to amplify the bitter cold, as reported by The Denver Post:
Many people think of having their furnaces inspected before winter sets in. Very few consider doing the same thing for their air conditioning units. After all, A/Cs aren’t likely to be used during the cold weather, so what’s the point of having them looked at? You should know that inspecting an A/C unit and discovering what protection it needs from the cold winter weather could save you a lot of money, especially in the long run. With that in mind, SFGate.com offers these tips on how to winterize your A/C unit:
Any Denver plumbing professional is likely to agree with this statement taken from a Denver Channel news article published before bad weather hit Colorado:
Tuesday night (Dec. 3, 2013), Meteorologist Matt Makens noticed his local grocery store was nearly sold out of milk as Coloradans prepared for the storm. However, groceries are not the only items experts suggest we gather and prepare before a winter storm.
A water heater, especially one that’s been installed by professional Denver plumbers, can improve home comfort immensely. Unfortunately, according to HouseLogic.com, water heating is the second biggest energy waster in a home after heating and cooling. If you don’t pay attention to your water heater usage, your utility costs can easily get out of hand—especially at the height of the winter season. To lower water heating costs, the website offers the following tips:
Whenever the winter season kicks in, people’s minds tend to fill with gorgeous images of snow. Unfortunately, they can also be filled with not-so-gorgeous ones only winter can bring about. One image you won’t likely want to see is that of your pipes freezing up.
“We don't often think of damage from frozen and broken water pipes as being on the same scale as a natural disaster, but damage from water is the most prevalent -- yet least recognized – catastrophe. In fact, frozen and broken water pipes rank No. 2 behind hurricanes in terms of both the number of homes damaged and the amount of claim costs in the U.S.