Depending on how your house is built, how old it is, and exactly how cold it gets, some owners have to drain all their plumbing of water to prevent freeze over if you shut electricity off to your home, and sometimes even with electricity still on. This means, the interiors of that house drop at least to 0C, water's freezing point.http://www.thecottagechronicles.com/...is-coming.html
You could have an extreme cold spell and a power outage, and that will do the pipes in, even if you've never drained them.
If you were never told to do this, and you've lived there for sometime, and the pipes have never frozen, then this pipe test says your home interiors definitely stay above 0C regardless of the outside weather, and this gives the lower limit of ambient temp for your TV, so it will always still be in spec.
Otherwise, as uni_panther suggests, many interiors of homes, even in very cold temps, if kept close and with zero heat entering the home, tend to stay above freezing. But, it differs from home to home, you have to find out from your neighbors because I'd think you do not want to use your TV to find out exactly how cold it gets in your home when you are away.http://www.redcross.org/services/dis...0_579_,00.html
If the interior of your home drops to 0C, it also means it can drop even lower since its not well insulated against outside temps. Thus, the story of the pipes. Just how low, I don't know. But if the pipes never freeze, then we know it doesn't drop under 0C.
Originally Posted by snave8
Perhaps I wasn't clear on the situation - I have a summer home in the Adirondacks which we do not use in the winter. The temperature does go to 30 below zero in the winter months. This has nothing to do with our pipes. Please any advice on how to store an LCD in extreme temperatures would be greatly appreciated!
Originally Posted by uni_panther
Outside temperature and the temperature inside your house are 2 different things. Even without having the heat on the inside of your house will not get that cold. We had a major power outtage 2 years ago here in Iowa in the middle of the winter. I went 4 days without power and while the outside temperature was well below 0 the lowest it got inside the house was 45 degrees. Unless you open up all your windows and leave the doors open I don't see how the inside of your house would get to -30. No matter how cold it is outside in the day when the sun is out and shining down your temp will rise. I have had days here in the winter where it was only 2 or 3 degrees out yet the snow still melts off the roof because of the sun.
Even though I think you will be fine since it is a summer home only I'm sure you get some type of utility break in the "off season" since you don't live there. You should get a major break on electrical/gas and since I doubt you completely cut the power off why wouldn't you at least keep the house above freezing? Everyone I know that has a summer home or a cabin does this and it cost them almost nothing to do it.