Best Pipe Heating Cables

Updated September 2019
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Harsh winter temperatures can lead to frozen water pipes in your house. Frozen pipes can quickly escalate to burst pipes, an expensive and time-consuming fix. Pipe heating cables are the safest and easiest way to prevent this. There are two types of heating cables: self-regulating and controlled. Self-regulating cables will automatically turn on and off based on the surrounding temperature. While controlled cables will need constant monitoring and temperature adjustments. The cables are typically quite stiff but should be flexible enough to install along pipes. Often you can cut the cable to your desired length. Never stand outside with a hair dryer or space heater trying to thaw your pipes again.

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