Attention! Important Cold Weather Reminders From Bi-County Inc.
A Few Important Tips For Keeping Your Heater Properly Adjusted During Extreme Cold Conditions
Severe cold weather can seem like a great time to have a fire going in your fireplace at home. However, if the fireplace is in the same room as your thermostat, your central heating system may turn off as it measures the temperature in the warmer room. This can cause rooms farther away to become very cold – cold enough for your pipes to freeze!
Maintain a set point of at least 65 degrees F, even if you are not home, to prevent your pipes from freezing. This is especially important for domestic water lines exposed to outside walls. If you have had water pipes freeze in the past, think about adding heat to these areas.
Here Are Some Simple Suggestions to Avoid Freezing Pipes and Costly Repairs…
- Avoid using your fireplace altogether when outside temperatures plummet.
- Leave cabinet doors open under sinks and vanities so heat can circulate around the pipes.
- Raise the set point of your thermostat by several degrees.
- Use a space heater in the area where pipes are located.*
- Leave the faucet dripping when you go to bed at night, as a last resort.
Stay warm and safe and remember that you can count on the knowledgeable service team at Bi-County Inc. to take care of your heating and plumbing emergencies this holiday weekend and every weekend! Click to contact us or call 215-822-0515 any time 24/7 for emergency support.
*When operating a space heater, please remember to be safe if an extension cord is required by ensuring that the cord is adequately sized to handle the load and does not become warm to the touch.