The cold months are coming: Tips for real estate owners
07/10/2020 · Autor: VON POLL IMMOBILIEN
Tips and hints on how to winterize the property
Preparations in the house
Doors and windows
Hinges should be checked for air tightness and possibly should be readjusted. Gaskets must fit properly as well as be regularly cleaned of dust and dirt
Maintenance: To ensure that the system not only works economically, but also works properly, once a year maintenance by a professional is advisable.
Ventilating the radiators: Homeowners can do this independently. With the lowest floor is to begin. Warm water can then flow optimally through all pipes and radiators again.
Check water pressure: The pipe system of the heating system must be completely filled with water, only then the heat is conducted into the living spaces. Therefore, in each case at the beginning and end of the heating season, the water pressure should be checked, which the respective manufacturer specifies.
Clean radiators: Before Scharniegeheizt is, the radiators should be cleaned, because dirty radiators can reduce the heating capacity by up to 30%.
Oil heaters: A timely refueling is to be noted and that the fuel oil tanks are not too exposed to the cold. Solar systems:Their function is to be checked regularly.
Proper heating in winter
Fireplaces, tiled stoves, etc.The coziness and the feel-good atmosphere of an own fireplace are appreciated by many owners. To ensure that this works properly, once a year a specialist should inspect the fireplace or stove and clean if necessary.
Properly adjusted and clean combustion stoves minimize CO2 emissions and save energy. With the purchase of fuel, such as wood, pellets or alternative fuels should best be started as early as possible.
Tip: During the summer months, the heating material is particularly cheap.
Homeowners are required to have the roof checked regularly by a professional. Falling tiles, stones or shingles bring a great danger.
This is particularly important to pay attention to in winter:
Snow load: Especially in snowy regions, it is important that owners know the maximum load capacity of the roof. Because there the roof can be particularly strongly loaded in winter.
Rain gutter: It is particularly important to free the rain gutter regularly from leaves and other dirt. The downspouts, in particular, must be cleared so that the water does not overflow or cause ice to build up in cold weather.