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Where Plumbing and Heating Coalesce

Sometimes we get caught in the weeds with how we categorize our home comfort or utility systems. We’ve got our heaters, our air conditioners, our plumbing systems, and even our indoor air quality machines, but we rarely ever think of them together. But that’s not how they work in reality!

These systems are similar to the different systems that make up the human body. You’ve got the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the digestive system, and all of them are responsible for a healthy human being. It would be silly to think of these as completely separate from one another, right?

Let’s look at how your heating and plumbing systems are intricately connected. This is why our team provides Lloydminster plumbing and heating services because we know how a trained professional can improve many of your home systems at once.

Frozen Pipe Are a Big Deal

Frozen pipes are a known terror for many homeowners. They can be absolutely devastating and will lead to a complete halt in your home’s functionality when it happens. But this is a good example of why you need a professional for both your plumbing and your heating.

For heating, if your home is too cold, then your pipes are way more likely to freeze. We urge you to get your heating system updated, maintained, or repaired if it’s not creating enough heat. You can also help by keeping cabinets open for better airflow.

In terms of plumbing, a good plumber can insulate your pipes or make sure that as few pipes as possible are being exposed to the outside. This can limit the amount of surface area that’s exposed to the cold.

Hot Water and Boiler Systems

One of the simplest intersections of plumbing and heating is with hot water systems and boiler units. These both use water and either gas or electric heating systems to create hot water. But they have two different purposes.

Let’s be honest, you need the best of both worlds to get great hot water or heat from a boiler unit. The plumbing pipes need to be in tip-top shape, and the heating element needs to be maintained, repaired, and in good shape as well. You can always call our team for this combined service.

Humidity and Drainage

Do you notice a puddle around your furnace system? Or perhaps your home is too cold no matter what you do? These are all related to the relative humidity and drainage of your home.

In the first case, one of the byproducts of the combustion inside a furnace is water vapor. When temperatures are cold enough, the vapor can condense on the side of the exhaust pipe and drip down to form a puddle. This can be alleviated with a pump or dehumidifier.

Also, if your home feels too cold, it might be due to the fact that it’s too dry. More humidity in the atmosphere helps retain the heat that’s created by your heating system.

As Lloydminster’s Plumbing and Heating Authority, you can count on Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. for any service you might need.

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