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Winter Weather Alert: Protecting Your Pipes and Furnace

January 12, 2024 | Blog

As Bentonville, Sprindale and all of Northwest Arkansas gears up for winter’s icy embrace, safeguarding your home against the freezing temperatures becomes paramount. At Bud Anderson Home Services, we’re not just here for plumbing; we’re your all-encompassing winter weather partner. Let’s explore crucial tips to prevent frozen pipes, and seamlessly integrate furnace care into your winter home maintenance routine.

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1. Insulate Your Pipes:
Cold weather isn’t just harsh on us; it can be tough on your pipes too. Ensure your plumbing is winter-ready by wrapping exposed pipes in basements, attics, and crawl spaces with insulation sleeves or heat tape. This simple step not only protects against freezing but also promotes energy efficiency.

2. Let the Faucets Drip:
Combat freezing temperatures by allowing faucets to drip. This relieves pressure in the pipes, reducing the risk of freezing. It’s a small yet effective measure that can make a significant difference.

3. Keep the Heat On:
Your furnace is your best ally in the winter battle. Maintain a consistent indoor temperature, even when you’re away, by setting your thermostat to at least 55°F. This not only prevents frozen pipes but also ensures your home stays warm and cozy.

4. Seal Leaks and Cracks:
Inspect your home for leaks and cracks, which can expose your pipes to chilly air. Seal them with caulk or insulation to keep the warmth in and the cold out. This also aids your furnace in maintaining an optimal temperature throughout your home.

5. Furnace Care for a Cozy Winter:
Your furnace is the heart of your home during winter. Give it the attention it deserves:

  • Schedule Regular Maintenance: A well-maintained furnace operates efficiently. Schedule routine check-ups with Bud Anderson Home Services to ensure your furnace is ready for the winter workload.
  • Replace Air Filters: Clogged filters hinder your furnace’s performance. Regularly replace or clean them to maintain peak efficiency and improve indoor air quality.
  • Address Unusual Noises: If your furnace is making strange sounds, don’t ignore them. Call Bud Anderson at (479) 208-5221 to schedule a diagnostic visit before a small issue turns into a major problem.

What to Do if Your Pipes or Furnace Act Up:
In the event of frozen pipes or furnace malfunctions:

  • Turn off the water: If pipes freeze, shut off the water to prevent further damage.
  • Contact Bud Anderson at (479) 208-5221: For furnace issues or plumbing emergencies, our experts are available 24/7. We’ll guide you through immediate steps and dispatch help promptly.
  • Count on Bud Anderson Home Services – Your Complete Winter Weather Partner: At Bud Anderson, we’re not just about fixing problems; we’re about preventing them. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in any plumbing or HVAC emergency. Be it a burst pipe, a malfunctioning furnace, or any heating-related concern – we’ve got you covered. Click here to schedule an appointment online.

Don’t Hesitate – Call Bud Anderson at (479) 208-5221 for Immediate Assistance!

Stay Warm, Stay Safe!
As winter unfolds, trust Bud Anderson Home Services to keep your home warm and comfortable. Follow these tips for a winter-ready home, and remember, we’re just a call away for all your plumbing and HVAC needs. Let’s face the winter together!

For more information on our HVAC and furnace maintenance services, check out our Heating Maintenance page.

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Furnace went out during this ridiculous weather and Bud Anderson was the only place I could get through to. First, they made sure I had another heat source (I did) then they arrived very quickly considering the weather. Problem was solved in a timely fashion and now my wife and kids will be very happy! Very professional service!
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I called other companies; some couldn’t get me in for 2 weeks or never called back. Due to having no power in multiple outlets throughout my home, Bud Anderson was able to schedule me first thing in the morning. I like the text updates, who your Technician will be, as well as they are on their way. Dwayne was professional, knowledgeable, and explained everything. Great Customer Service skills! Thank-you~

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