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.
“A conduit on Denver Water’s Einfeldt Pump Station broke at about noon Saturday, flooding the intersection of University Boulevard and Buchtel Avenue.After several hours of work, crews were able to shut off water from the 36-inch pipe shortly before 9 p.m., said Denver Water spokeswoman Stacy Chesney.The intersection of University and Buchtel was closed following the break and was expected to remain closed while crews waited for the water to drain. The draining process was expected to take a few hours. Chesney said workers would then begin to clean up the roadways before reopening the intersection.”