How the Arizona Heat Affects Your Home Plumbing
If you live in Arizona, you know how hot and humid the temperatures in summer can get. This is not only bad for your body. The extreme heat can affect your plumbing and air conditioning system as well.
When the temperature reaches high levels, the extreme heat can affect some parts of your home’s plumbing and HVAC systems. You know how frustrating it is to experience AC and plumbing problems, especially during very hot and humid days.
How will you endure the heat if there is no properly functioning air conditioning unit? Or, what if you cannot take a nice refreshing bath because there is low water pressure? Sure, you can always leave home and take a vacation somewhere else. However, that’s expensive, especially if it is not part of your summer plans, and basically impossible to do on a moments notice.
To prevent plumbing and AC problems during the summer, you need to prepare. Have professional plumbers from Spartan Plumbing inspect and make sure that your plumbing and HVAC systems are ready for the summer.
Following are some of the common problems that you may experience during the hot and humid days of the Arizona summer:
Expanding Water Pipes
When the weather outside you home gets extremely hot, the pipes in your plumbing system may start to expand. Worse, they may even burst.
When this happens, you will have no recourse but to replace all the affected pipes as soon as possible. Otherwise, you’d be forced to go through summer with little to no water at all in your home.
During the summer months, your kids are probably off from school and staying in your home. This means there will be a lot more bathroom trips than usual.
Thus, it will be much easier for your toilets to get clogged compared to days when your kids are in school. Simply put, the more people using the toilets, the bigger the risk of experiencing clogs.
Low Water Pressure
The extremely hot weather can have a negative impact on your home’s water pressure. Contrary to what you may think, it’s not only in winter when this can be a problem. It can also happen when the weather is extremely hot.
When you experience low water pressure during summer, call Spartan Plumbing right away to fix the problem. After all, one of the most frustrating things you can experience during summer is having no water to cool you down!
Overworked Air Conditioning Unit
Your air conditioner manufacturer specifies your unit’s estimated useful life. This often depends on whether or not you follow the manufacturer-recommended repairs and maintenance plan.
Arizona households use air conditioning systems probably more than residents of many other states do during the summer. Since their units are in use most of the time during hot and humid summer days, Arizona residents tend to neglect the maintenance needs of their equipment. This effectively reduces the useful life of their unit.
An air conditioning unit that isn’t properly maintained and cared for will slowly incur damage over time. The unit will then be forced to work double time to generate the usual results. Little issues will slowly become bigger until the system totally breaks down. When this happens, it may be too late for minor repairs. Aside from a higher than usual electric consumption caused by a defective unit, you may now be looking at costly major repairs.
There is no question that the extreme summer heat in Arizona can take its toll on your HVAC and plumbing systems. The good news is, there are some simple repair and maintenance procedures that you can take to prevent aggravating the problem. These do not require any tools or technical know-how to perform. Call Spartan Plumbing for more information.