Alert trace heating
Electric Trace Heating, Frozen Water Pipes, Caravan frost protection,
We all know the damage that frozen pipes can cause in holiday homes after a particularly cold period. When the temperature dropped well below freezing during December 2010, freezing pipes led to numerous bursts causing catastrophic damage and millions of pounds worth of damage.
The actual freezing of the pipe does not cause the, often, expensive leaks. When the pipes thaw, splits or cracks which have occurred during freezing become apparent which leads to the realisation that damage has occurred when water causes widespread damage.
Alert Trace Heating can install a self regulating heating cable on both hot and cold pipework underneath your holiday home. We also cover the vulnerable parts of the installation which most caravan and lodge manufacturers do not, namely incoming feed pipe; internal pipes up the boiler including condensate pipe; underneath the sinks; behind the shower and baths and most importantly we are able to install the self regulating heating cable around the back of thermostatic mixing valves.
The trace heating cable provides a constant warmth, thereby reducing the threat of pipework freezing. The trace heating system is thermostatically controlled by a frost sensor which automatically comes on when temperatures drop below 5oC. Trace heating systems are known for their reliability and efficiency – self-regulating they can never overheat and have low running costs. They also negate the need to drain down your holiday home when not in use, providing that the electricity supply is not interrupted.
The thermostat is set at 5C during installation. If the consumer chooses to change this setting, you may no longer be covered by your 5 year Alert Trace Heating warranty. The operation of a trace heating system is entirely dependent upon a continuous electricity supply. Check with your site operator to ensure that the electricity supply is maintained during the winter season, including any park closure period.
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