It's been a crazy day for plumbing and heating contractors. The most common problem was due to temperatures dipping below 10 degrees, causing frozen or broken water pipes, or furnace issues. The experts say now isn't the time to turn your heat down. Keep it at a consistent 68 to 70 degrees. National Fuel monitored some neighborhoods in the Erie area today where gas pressure was down. They say it's due to over consumption. National Fuel says, don't jack your heat way up...but agree with the plumbing companies that say a consistent 68 to 70 degrees is reasonable. And, if you're water pipes are on an outside wall, contractors suggest leaving the cupboard door open to allow some heat in, or place a small space heater nearby to keep those pipes warm.