Five tips for cold weather

josh.shaffer@newsobserver.comJanuary 7, 2014 

For those unfamiliar with how to deal with sub-freezing temperatures, here’s a refresher:

• Leave a small trickle or drip running in your kitchen faucet to keep plumbing pipes from bursting. Also, disconnect water hoses from outside spigots.

• Keep thermostats set to daytime temperatures and open cabinet doors to help circulate warm air around pipes.

• Check antifreeze levels in vehicles to prevent freezing. Also, keep gasoline tanks near full and check wiper fluid levels.

• Bring all pets indoors.

• Donate blankets and coats, especially men’s 2XL sizes, to homeless shelters in the area.

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