EasyHeat®, the leader in pipe freeze protection, presents the AHB residential water pipe heating cable that’s ready to use out-of-the-box. An integral thermostat controls the AHB cable to automatically protect water pipes from freezing when the temperature dips into the critical range. There’s no easier, more effective “do it yourself” solution for safeguarding metal or rigid plastic water pipes in cold climates. According to State Farm Insurance, a small 1/8-inch crack in a pipe caused by freezing can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding, serious structural damage, and the immediate potential for mold. EasyHeat AHB cables prevent pipes from freezing by keeping water flowing down to -40° F, effectively stopping ice before it starts. Equipped with an energy-saving thermostat, AHB cables automatically switch electricity “on” or “off” based on the temperature. The cables operate on standard 120 Volts AC, producing a fixed amount of safe heat. AHB cables come complete with grounded plug, thermostat and easy-to-follow instructions. Construction of the system includes a braided metal jacket for ground, a black outer jacket, thermostat, 2-foot orange 18/3 supply cord with grounded plug, and an integral power indicator light. AHB pipe heating cables are available in lengths from 3 feet to 80 feet in wattages ranging from 21W to 560W. Prices start at approximately $33.99 (U.S.). They are available through a variety of sources including EasyHeat distributors, major hardware and home centers, as well as online.