Keep Pipes From Freezing

January 15, 2014 | By | Comments (3)

winterizing your homeDuring bouts of chilly winter weather, pipes are susceptible to freezing and bursting. To protect your pipes and avoid costly repairs, TotalProtect Home Warranty suggests setting the temperature inside your home to at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit. When the weather is particularly frightful, turn faucets on to a slight drip to keep water moving through the pipes and help prevent them from freezing.

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  1. Brad E Wakeman

    65ºF . . . really? Water freezes at 32ºF so it seems to me 40ºF would be a viable “minimum” setting. Talking about comfort is different, as everyone has different preferences. My family members set their homes to 50ºF when on vacation and have no problems. However, for comfort, I do set my home to 65ºF when home and lower it when away and at night via programmable thermostat. Occasionally, we’ll raise it to 68ºF when feeling colder than usual.

    January 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm
  2. nancy

    I think it really depends on where you live. Where we live in MN, most people have theirs set at 70°F or higher. Ours never gets below 68°F. Honestly, I’ve only ever know a couple people that have set their thermostat lower than 70°F in the winter. Like I said, it depends on where you live.

    January 16, 2014 at 6:41 am
  3. Brad E Wakeman

    Temperature is temperature . . . as I said, it’s a matter of preference. The only thing location dictates is whether to use heat or A/C. From an environmental standing, 68ºF is the recommended setting, lowering 10ºF when away from home and at night while sleeping. I live in OH and know some people who have theirs set at 75ºF, others that set it to 57ºF, and others at different settings in between for different reasons (finances, ignorance, and luxury among them).

    January 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm

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