The forecasts show that temperatures are supposed to drop to dangerously low levels for the next several days. Make sure you have plenty of fuel, extra blankets and endless amounts of hot chocolate!

Below are a few reminders and tips to help you avoid frozen pipes and heating issues in your home throughout these cold temperatures. 

  • Keep your home heated to a minimum of 66 degrees. Keeping your thermostat at a consistent setting, even when you are not at home will ensure adequate heat and require less demand on your heating system to bring your home to temperature.

  • Keep cabinet doors open below sinks. This will allow warm air to flow to the pipes beneath and work to help prevent pipes from freezing.

  • Keep doors between rooms open to allow warm air to circulate.
  • Keep furniture away from baseboard heaters or heat duct exchanges to allow warm air to circulate.

  • Identify main water shut-off and know how to operate it in the event of an emergency.‚Äč

When the weather is this cold, who wants to go outside? Check out these fun things to do  while stuck inside in the winter. Days inside can be fun, especially when you have the perfect home to escape the cold from. If you are in the market for your perfect home give us a call and we will help find you the perfect home for all the seasons in Vermont!