When winter is coming there are a number of different preparations that must be made, many of which have quite a bit to do with the kind of lifestyle you are trying to live. While you are most likely looking into options that would enable you to make your house a great deal warmer than it might have been otherwise, there are a bunch of other things to keep in mind as well. For example have you thought at all about the fact that your pipes are now going to have warm water running through them?
This can cause a few problems associated with structural integrity. After all your pipes are likely going to be quite cold on a regular basis due to the ambient temperature and the fact of the matter is that until and unless you use water very carefully, any hot water that flows through them would suddenly change the temperature which could cause damage that would lead to leaks and a wide variety of other things you would have to pay attention to. Preventing things like this from happening should therefore by a very high priority for you all things considered.
What you need to do is learn how to winterize home plumbing. If you don’t want to do it yourself you could very well get someone to come and do it for you. This will be better in fact because you would get a professional to come in and handle something that you might not have done all that great of a job with. This would make it so that the work done would be highly effective and would lead to much better results down the line in terms of hot water and the like.