This week will bring some freezing temperatures across most of the nation, including the south and Gulf Coast! To properly prepare for these below average temps, here are a few tips to follow.
1. Open one faucet on each side of your home to a steady drip or trickle. (Do not run the kitchen sink as they do not have an overflow if something happens to the drain during the night.)
2. If your home has a gas water heater, run cold water in one bathroom and hot water in the other. The hot water trickle may trigger the water heater thermostat to read "Error Code", meaning low flow. This is not an issue. The water heater has water flowing through it to protect it but not turning it on.
3. If your home is all electric, run cold water only.
4. Make sure to set your heater to at least 67 degrees.
Stay warm this week!