“Just put a sweater on!” If I had a dime for every time I heard that as a kid. We all have that person in our life who refuses to turn on the heat until Thanksgiving or dials it down when heading off on a winter vacation. Perhaps you are that person! Unfortunately, failing to keep a home adequately heated can have unintended consequences on your plumbing system.
Below are nine go-to tips to help prevent your pipes from freezing:
1. Adequately heat your home by keeping your thermostat at a minimum of 65 degrees to prevent frozen pipes. This setting allows for the natural fluctuations that will occur as warm air moves from area to area. Use 65 in all zones; not just zones being occupied regularly.
There are plenty of sweater-appropriate activities involving frozen water: ice skating, ice fishing, clear ice for cocktails. Unwanted frozen water, by comparison, can leave a wake of destruction and disruption. The tips above will help keep your relationship with water toasty warm!
For more helpful resources on water loss prevention, visit www.chubb.com/water.
Terese Shelledy is a Senior Risk Consultant and Property Protection Specialist at Chubb Personal Risk Services.
The opinions and positions expressed are the authors’ own and not those of Chubb. The information and/ or data provided herein is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Insurance coverage is subject to the language of the policies as issued.