Your home's plumbing is actually a pretty complicated system. It is comprised of a network of pipes that all have different functions. Fresh water comes into the home from the municipal water supply or a well and is distributed to your sinks, tubs, toilets, and appliances, like the washing machine, dishwasher, and hot water heater. Waste water is carried away and down the drain to the city sewer or the septic system.
Being in the grips of a polar vortex not only is something you never forget but is also a time when you are definitely not thinking about air conditioning. But you might be wondering what would happen if someone ran their central air in the midst of weather such as this. Some people have actually and accidentally turned on their air conditioning in the midst of the most frigid of weather. It may happen because of dementia of an older relative, or a child may have been playing with the thermostat.