Winterize Your House for Cold Temperatures

Posted on: November 17, 2011
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Energy Saving, Heating

The busy holidays are approaching along with cooler temperatures. Although you are excited about preparing for the season’s festivities, you don’t want to forget about preparing your home for possible plumbing issues. This is especially important if you are planning to leave your home for an extended period of time.

  • You’ll want to set the thermostat at 68 degrees or higher to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Also, wrap any exterior plumbing fixtures with newspaper or towels.
  • Remove any connected hoses from outdoor plumbing as they can freeze and break.
  • Take a look at this video to learn other ways to winterize your home.

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