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Catherine Mills
in-floor heating issue
Catherine Mills

Hello, We have hot water radiant in-floor heating and are going to leave our house for the south for about 5 or 6 months. If we DON'T turn off our water supply to the house, our insurance says they won't cover us unless we have someone come into the house every day to check for possible damage. Do we have to leave the water system on to support the in-floor heating system? We live on Vancouver Island and it rarely gets below zero degrees (Celsius) here, but it does happen from time to time, but never for more than a few nights in a row. Please respond to: [email protected]. Many thanks.

Mastercarpentry
Re: in-floor heating issue
Mastercarpentry

It should be possible to drain the system down and blow out almost all the water with an air compressor. If it's a PEX piped system you may not need to use the compressed air but it would be a good idea anyway. If you don't feel up to this, check with a Realtor who will know several home-preservation [email protected] who do this kind of work to vacant houses. They will have a few other recommendations for you too, and all are designed to need minimal effort to un-do when you want use of the house again but keep it safely intact until then.

Phil

HoustonRemodeler
Re: in-floor heating issue
HoustonRemodeler

It might be a good idea to clean out the system anyway. You'd be surprised what gunk accumulates.

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