Rochester, New York is in the upper part of the state and its homes are subject to extreme cold, snow, and ice during the winter months. Homes must be well insulated because keeping heat in during these months is a primary concern of the homeowners.
Heating units are constantly being checked before the cold weather sets in. Heating contractors are on call at all times. There are many types of heating units used in cold climates so knowledge of all of them is required. Furnaces are the most popular, but there are newer types that are equally as efficient and won’t break down as often.
Hot water heaters are another concern in these cold conditions. Many newer homes have hot water heaters that can heat water in two zones at once so that everyone has hot showers. Keeping these units going keeps plumbers busy in the winter time.
Overall home repairs keep contractors busy when the snow and ice melt. Because of the extremes in temperatures, roofs are the first things that are checked to make sure there has been no ice damage.
Summers in Rochester are delightful because the temperature is moderate. Even after the winter’s harsh environment, lawns and shrubs come back to life in the spring and flowers bloom all summer long. Gardeners, and Mother Nature, manage to keep things growing.