With winter well on its way, homeowners all over New Jersey are getting their homes ready for freezing temperatures and snow accumulation. After you’ve stocked up on sweaters, warm drinks, and reading material for winter – be sure your home is equally prepared. Today we’ll talk about getting your Sussex County water pump and other important household features prepped for the quickly approaching winter season.

Below are some winter homecare tips from the Sussex County water pump experts at Ackerson Pump.

Check for Weak Points: It’s always a great idea to scope out the perimeter and interior of your Sussex County home for any weak points that can leak air before winter hits. Repairing any breaches in your windows, doors, and walls could save you considerable money on heating bills in the future

. Prepare Your Pumps: If you have an exposed well pump, you’re going to want to take proper precautions to prepare it for winter. If building a “pump house” around the pump, tank, and pipe assembly is out of the question, ensure that any exposed equipment is properly insulated. The last thing you want in winter is a frozen pipe preventing a warm morning shower. If your home has a sump pump, now is the time to ensure that the drain is free of leaves and debris. If the sump pump’s drain is clogged, it won’t be able to filter out any excess water (snowmelt, heavy storms, etc.) that could make its way into your home.

Watch Water Consumption: You’ll already be paying extra cash for your heating bills over the winter, so why not try to cut back in other areas? Charting your home water consumption is a great way to not only save money on water bills, it can also make your home much more environmentally friendly. If you’re preparing your home’s water system for winter or are in need of water pump replacement services, contact Ackerson Pump today at 973-827-6088 to make an appointment. At Ackerson Pump, the name to trust for Sussex County water pump service, we value customer service and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies.