(PRWEB) September 05, 2013
Owning a shore home in New Jersey has its ups and downs. The summer months are relaxing and the home has plenty of occupants, from renters to homeowners taking a nice vacation, but when the winter months roll around nobody is occupying the house. It may take multiple trips every month to ensure the home is still in livable conditions. Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling is pleased to announce new tips for winterizing both the interior and exterior of shore homes to help keep them secure during the harsh winter months.
“For most people, it becomes an out-of-sight, out-of-mind scenario,” says Tom Hutchinson, co-owner of Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling. “Be pro-active now. Rather than coming down the shore at the beginning of next season to find out that you need to have major repairs, homeowners should take the necessary steps to avoid spending that money.”
Hutchinson offered a variety of tips to help prevent any serious damage to the home. Regarding the exterior of the home, shore homeowners should cover their air conditioning unit the proper way, meaning investing in a product made specifically for AC units, that way it has a chance to dry out during the winter. Owners are also encouraged to schedule a heating system service by a professional to prevent frozen pipes and loss of heat to the home. Easy ways for the owner to winterize the exterior include closing the vents to crawl spaces to prevent cold air from seeping through, securely close and lock windows and screen doors, and turn off all outdoor water, from showers to sprinklers. To prevent draining issues, schedule a gutter cleaning.
For the inside of the home, owners are encouraged to contact a professional plumber in Gloucester or the surrounding area to drain the water system, seal drains and clog leaks during the long winter. For those who aren’t planning or aren’t able to visit the home until next summer, professionals are available to come in and put the entire home in a dormant state. This will provide the services such as the storing of all food and valuables to prevent mold and mildew developments. For more winterizing tips, ‘like’ Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling on Facebook and follow @TrustHutch on Twitter.
Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling is one of the top three companies for home-energy efficiency. Certified by the Department of Energy as an ENERGY STAR Home Performance Contractor, owners can schedule a free energy audit in NJ] to test if the home is safe and expose where energy can be reduced in the home. For further information, please call 1-866-953-8728 today.
Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling is a family-run business dedicated to providing total home solutions to their South Jersey and Delaware Valley neighbors. Based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey they have been in business for over 60 years. Hutchinson is a full-service company offering heating, cooling, and plumbing products and services. Hutchinson is accredited by the Department of Energy, ranked first in the nation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for exceptional performance and won the EPA Century Award. Additionally, Hutchinson gained an A+ accreditation rating from BBB.