Don’t Let the Cold Catch You Off GuardNovember 10, 2023
As the holiday season approaches and you prepare to have visitors over, it’s important to ensure that your home is running smoothly. Here are some plumber’s tips to help you keep everything in order:
- Change your air system filter regularly: In New Mexico, it’s recommended to change your filter every 6-8 weeks to protect the life of your equipment. This helps prevent dirt from accumulating on sensitive components and causing damage.
- Cover outdoor water faucets: Use insulated caps for your faucets to help prevent pipe bursts. These caps help keep the pipes warmer and slow down the entry of cold air under your home.
- Turn off your sprinkler system / un-hook garden hoses: With freezing temperatures on the horizon, it’s crucial to turn off your sprinkler system. A frozen system can lead to costly repairs and damage.
And speaking of holidays, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Here is a quick reference pie recipe:
- 1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 unbaked pie crust
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
- In a mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C). Continue baking for an additional 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the pie to cool before serving. Enjoy!
Holiday Wish List
As you prepare to host your loved ones during the holidays, remember to take care of your home and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. If you’re looking to upgrade your equipment, consider adding these items to your wish list:
- New Furnace System: Ask us about available rebates when you’re ready to upgrade your equipment.
- Tankless Hot Water Heater: Experience the convenience of instant hot water.
- Refrigerated Air: Say goodbye to swamp coolers and enjoy consistent heating and cooling throughout your home.
Wishing you a smooth and enjoyable holiday season at home!