These sensors are a fairly inexpensive investment that can give you increased peace of mind even if you aren’t traveling out of town. 2. Don’t turn off your heating system. It might be tempting to shut down your heating system to save money while you’re out of town, but there are consequences to turning things off completely.
An unwritten rule in the winter is to set your thermostat five degrees lower than it usually is when you’re not home. When it’s cold outside, never set your thermostat below 50° F to prevent your pipes from freezing. If you don’t want to return to a cold home, consider investing in a smart thermostat that allows you to set the temperature back to normal from your smartphone before you come home.
3. Let your trusted neighbors know you’re leaving. Tell a trusted neighbor about your holiday plans and the days you will be gone. This way, they can keep an eye on your house and collect your mail if you’re comfortable asking them to do so.
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