Winter Tip for Landlords and Tenants

Winter Tip for Landlords and Tenants

21:39 PM, 21st November 2012, About 11 years ago 3

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Alexander Plumbing and Heating Services WirralThis winter tip for landlords and tenants was shared with me by my cousin, David Alexander of Alexander Plumbing and Heating Services based in the Wirral.

Potential problem: When we have very cold spell and you have heating on in your property remember that if you have installed new loft insulation any tanks in the loft might freeze due to lack of heating escaping into loft.

Tip: open and leave loft hatch open by 1/2″ and this will let a small amount of heat into loft preventing tanks from freezing. Once the temperature rises again outside you can then shut the loft hatch fully.

Feel free to share this via Twitter, Facebook etc. and tell your tenants, it could save you a lot of grief this winter 🙂

Also feel free to add your own winter tips in the comments section below

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14:01 PM, 22nd November 2012, About 11 years ago

If the property is being left empty over winter period, leave the power on to the boiler and turn your heating on to constant. Then turn room thermostat to around 7 to 10 degrees. This will protect the property from freezing and will not use much fuel as it's only going to come on for minute or so until it reaches low temperature.

Pete Judd

9:02 AM, 23rd November 2012, About 11 years ago

I'm not an expert but does this not circumvent the point of putting in the loft insulation in the first place. My tanks are sitting inside cosy insulating blankets and the fact that they are header tanks for hot water cylinders means a very small amount of heat rises by conduction/convection up the connecting pipework from the cylinders. Like I said I'm no expert and live in the South West which maybe has slightly warmer weather than Liverpool.

21:32 PM, 23rd November 2012, About 11 years ago

I agree.
The correct appoach is do not insulate beneath tank; insulate over and around the tank.

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