How To: Protect Central Heating Against Freezing Temperatures

The property I am dealing with is vulnerable to sub-zero temperatures in winter

About the problem

Throughout the rest of the year, adding antifreeze to your car or truck probably isn’t top of your to-do list, but it’s a task which must be completed before winter arrives since leaving the car unprotected is asking for problems when the sub-zeros set in. The same way that we add antifreeze to our cars in the winter, consider providing central heating with a similar form of specialist anti-freeze protection to prevent freeze problems. With increasingly unpredictable winters, precautions should be taken to protect vulnerable heating systems, especially in little used parts of the house such as spare bedrooms, lofts and garages, against the potential damage caused by iced pipes. If you live or work in an area which is exposed to harsh winter temperatures, it’s imperative to protect your central heating system against damage caused by water freezing in the pipes.

The solution

One recommendation is to keep the heating running, even throughout the night and when you are out of the house. This can amount to an unnecessarily expensive winter heating bill. A cheaper way to protect against frozen central heating and the damaging effects of Jack Frost could be to add a product such as X500 Inhibited Antifreeze to the system. It has all the benefits of a regular inhibitor such as Sentinel X100 Inhibitor, minimising corrosion, limescale build-up and boiler noise, but gives the added advantage of variable frost protection. You can protect from 21.2°F down to -58°F depending upon your requirements. All you have to do is alter the dosage, and guidelines for this are available on the product page.

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