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Preparing your home for cold weather

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

You need to prepare your house for the unusually cold weather.

Temperatures are expected to hit way below freezing in the next couple of days.

The first thing to do to make sure your house is ready for these cold temperatures is to set your thermometer.

Experts say you should keep it at about 68 to 72 degrees.

After setting your thermometer, it's time to move anywhere you might have sinks kitchens, bathrooms opening up those cabinets. Opening up these cabinets keeps pipes from freezing.

You can actually grab a dish towel and wrap it around those pipes to insure that they don't get too cold.

But the best thing to do to keep those pipes from freezing and later busting is just to keep a little bit of water dripping through them all night.

That insures that water is moving through the pipes and won't freeze.

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