Frost Sentry – perfect for holiday homes and those unable to visit their properties

Frost Sentry – perfect for holiday homes and those unable to visit their properties

The uncertainty of the last twelve months has seen holiday homes and second properties up and down the country sitting empty for long stretches of time.  Whilst this was certainly an inconvenience during the scorching summer months, your beloved bolthole faces many more challenges during the winter and start to a new year.

Historically, these next couple of months are the cruellest of the British winter. Over the last 130 years, the average ten coldest days of the year are spread out between 3rd January and 20th February with temperatures potentially falling to -10 C.  And of course, this could have a major impact on your plumbing system.

A frozen or burst pipe is not only inconvenient, but when left unidentified and unresolved (as is common when you aren’t physically in a property) the damage can be devastating, not to mention eye wateringly costly.  The Association of British Insurers (ABI) calculate that insurance claims for damaged, frozen and burst pipes average more than £10,000 annually. Ouch.

Of course, there are things you can do to protect your holiday home from an unexpected cold snap. These range from checking your insulation and lagging, keeping a low level heat on throughout the winter and getting someone to check on the property for you.

Installing our Frost Sentry device is another simple and cost effective solution…

What is Frost Sentry?

The Frost Sentry is a device designed to protect your boilers’ condensate pipe from freezing. It does this by gently warming the pipe when external temperatures drop below 2.5C and the risk of a frozen pipe significantly increases. As it works on a thermostatic system you really can fit and forget about it, safe in the knowledge that your holiday home is protected no matter how cold it gets outside.

Find out more about the Frost Sentry and what it can do for your peace of mind this winter here