There are times when only a real world test will demonstrate whether or not a hypothesis is valid.
We often say things like “it should work” or “it’s built to code” but until the product or service survives the rigors of the real world, performance can only be our best guess.
Over the last two days we have experienced the coldest temperatures in twenty years here in Coweta County Georgia. About half of the homes in our county have been built since then!
Combined with penetrating winds many of these houses were subjected to their first real world testing under the most extreme condition.
I am happy to report that my house, built in 2000, did not have any issues with the cold temperatures. Others were not so lucky and many homeowners are dealing with burst pipes and flooding.
Now I know that my house is safe down to a wind chill of minus ten degrees.
So I am good for now.
That is, until the next record-breaking cold spell!