Monitor temperature and prevent freezing pipes in your home
During the cold winter months, it's not uncommon for temperatures to dip well below freezing for days, weeks or even months at a time. Prolonged cold weather is uncomfortable for many people. It can also prove problematic to plumbing in primary residences and vacation homes, cottages and cabins. If the pipes get cold enough, the water can freeze. This can result in burst pipes, flooding and costly damage to your home.
Tips for preventing frozen pipes
Everyone from insurance companies to home stores provides tips for preventing frozen pipes. Some common tips are:
- Insulating exposed pipes in unheated areas or on exterior walls
- Allowing a faucet to drip
- Opening cabinet doors below sinks
- Keeping the heat set above 60 °F
If you are at home, making these adjustments is fairly easy. But if you’re going to be away during colder weather, it's best to prepare ahead of time. However, even the most prepared homeowner can experience scenarios where their home cools to the point of freezing.
If a door or window opens or breaks during high winds or bad weather, it will allow rain, snow and cold air to enter the house. If the heating system runs out of fuel or malfunctions, temperatures will drop rapidly. Or if there's a power outage while the house is unattended, temperatures can drop below freezing inside the house.
Remote temperature monitoring system
A Sensaphone system can provide peace of mind when you’re away from your main residence or vacation home. Our temperature alarm systems can help you minimize damage to your property by alerting you to critical issues early. With 24/7 monitoring, you are immediately notified of any changes in temperatures. No matter where you are, you can make sure that the interior of your house stays above freezing.
Our devices connect to multiple temperature sensors, so they can monitor room temperatures in more than one area. The temperature sensors are rugged enough to monitor susceptible unheated and often dirty areas, such as crawlspaces or attics. You can set a temperature limit for each sensor. Should the temperature fall below that limit, the device will send an alert by call, email or text. Most Sensaphone devices offer real-time status reports, so you can check on the house while you're away.
In addition to temperature monitoring, Sensaphone devices can also monitor other environmental conditions important to homeowners. You’ll receive an alert for power failures, humidity and water around sinks, and any changes in your hot water heater and sumps.