- Keep the heat on: if you’re going to be away from home for an extended period of time, make sure your thermostat is not set lower than 55 degrees.
- Allow the faucet to drip: this relieves pressure on your home’s water system.
Keep interior doors open: leaving cabinet doors open allows heat from the rest of the house to help keep the pipes warm.
- Seal up cracks and holes: look for places on the inside and outside of your home where cold air can get in and around your pipes.
- Apply heating tape: this is a special electric tape that can be applied directly to pipes.
- Add extra insulation: foam rubber or fiberglass sleeves can be put directly on pipes to help insulate them from the cold. This is especially important for pipes in attics and basements.
You can leave only one dripping faucet but you want to make sure it’s in the right location. If you know where your water comes into your house, turn on a cold water faucet at the other end of the house to allow for water to travel through the entire system.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @ 888-611-7191