Portland Plumber: 3 Ways to Stay Affordably Warm This Winter
Get Your Furnace Tuned Up
Utility bills do not need to rise just because temperatures drop. There need not be an automatically inverse relationship here. In Portland, the winters are damp, rainy, and cold, but there are affordable ways to manage this mild discomfort; tried and true methods to making your home a beacon of warmth and sustainability through the colder months.
1. Install a Tankless Water Heater
There are few things more enjoyable that a nice hot shower after a long cold day. Tankless water heaters are a terrific investment because they conserve water and reduce monthly water bills while also providing an endless stream of hot water. It doesn’t matter how many consecutive showers are taken. Tankless water heaters never stop delivering hot water.
2. Update Your Garbage Disposal
Many people tend to eat more in the winter, and we say, go for it! Just be sure not to dump all your leftovers down the drain. First, try not to waste food, and second, if your disposal is slow or getting frequently clogged, consider upgrading to a higher horsepower system. No one wants to worry about a busted garbage disposal while hosting family and friends around the holidays.
3. Get a Furnace Tune-Up
It’s always best to be proactive—especially when it comes to household maintenance and safety. Make sure your furnace is up to par by hiring a professional to inspect filters and ensure there are no signs of carbon monoxide or gas leaks.
Don’t get caught in the cold. Stay warm and let our professional team manage your household plumbing. While we’re always available to provide emergency plumbing service, we prefer, if possible, to have a chance to know you when the situation isn’t as dire.
Give us a call to learn more about how we can help provide affordable warmth and winterization solutions for you and your Portland home this season.