Tag: cold

Winter is Coming — Protect Your Pipes and Water Meter!

It’s not quite winter yet, and temperatures are regularly dipping below freezing. Have you checked on your water meter lately? Before the big chill arrives, check your house to ensure your water meter and any water lines that are in unheated or exposed areas, such as a basement or crawl space, are insulated or wrapped in…

It’s time to get that garden started

It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s spring, and that means it’s time to start your vegetable garden. Start with the wrong veggies, though, and you’ll end up with … nothing but frost-wilted plants ready for the compost heap. The folks over at Rodale have some handy tips here and here to get you growing despite winter…

Are your pipes ready for colder weather?

It’s the time of year when we start clearing leaves and preparing our homes for the colder months.  As you put together your to-do list this fall, don’t forget to include checking your plumbing. Frigid temperatures can cause uninsulated pipes to burst — causing costly damage to your home.  Start by examining water pipes. Insulating pipes…

Take steps to ensure your water meter is protected from cold weather

Have you checked on your water meter lately? With freezing temperatures not far off, it’s a good time to ensure your meter is protected not just from cold temperatures, but also from the elements. Remember that while Lehigh County Authority owns the meter, the water customer is responsible for protecting it. If the water meter…

Raise your home’s efficiency to lower your heating bills

If AccuWeather is right, the Lehigh Valley is in for a colder, snowier winter this year than last. And even though winter didn’t officially begin until Dec. 21, we’re already well into our heating season. To help you lower your energy bills, LCA has put together a list of quick fixes, most of which can be…

Get ready, winter’s on the way!

Old Man Winter will be here in just a few days — along with frigid, pipe-bursting  temperatures. Before the mercury drops any further, take some time to winterize your home. Start by examining water pipes. Insulating pipes — especially any that run along an outside wall or are outside the residence — can save money…