ChristinS profile image 93

How do you prepare your home for record cold temperatures?


We are supposed to experience record cold temperatures after a major snowfall early next week. I am concerned about how to keep pipes from freezing and bursting and how to keep my boiler working properly etc. Do any of you who deal with subzero temps on a regular basis have any guidance for those of us who don't usually experience this extreme kind of cold. I'm recovering from pneumonia and am afraid of the heat going out lol.

 

sort by best latest

Rock_nj profile image90

John Coviello (Rock_nj) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • ChristinS profile image

    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    that would stink to have the furnace go out. We don't have oil heat thankfully and we are definitely double checking all the pipes we can especially along exterior walls

OldRoses profile image87

Caren White (OldRoses) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Rock_nj profile image

    John Coviello (Rock_nj) 3 years ago

    That's not really true. Some people don't realize that their pipes run through unheated portions of the house (older houses), and then they are surprised to find that they freeze up during deep freezes. I've seen and heard of it many times.


  • See all 4 comments
CarolineChicago profile image79

Caroline Paulison Andrew (CarolineChicago) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • ChristinS profile image

    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    Our bathroom sink is against the outside wall and we are definitely putting a space heater in there because it gets cold. There's no radiator in there.

    Will probably let the water trickle on monday too not supposed to go above 0 that day.