During the colder time you should take preventative action such as keeping the same temperature on your thermostat. This might cause you to have high heating bills but it can prevent a much more costly repair if your pipes freeze and burst.
Make sure to drain any outside hoses.
Open the hose bibs to allow water to drain. Keep the outside valve open so any remaining water can expand without cause the pipes to burst
Consider insulating water pipes that are exposed to the weather (pipe sleeve and even newspaper can provide significant protection in ares that usually do not have frequent or prolonged temperatures below freezing
Keep garages door closed if there are water supply lines in the garage
When weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe helps prevent freezing.
If your pipes do freeze there are several ways to thaw the pipes. Apply heat to the frozen section, using an electric heating pad, hair dryer, portable space heater or wrap the pipes in warm wet towels. If you are unable to fix the problem yourself please call the professionals at Handy Services for help.