4. Never leave vacant houses without heat.

Set the thermostat at +/-58 degrees and leave all the interior doors open to increase air circulation.

  • Shutting off the water at the main valve will not prevent pipe bursts unless all of the water is drained from the pipes and the hot water heater is turned off. (If a hot water heater is drained, be sure that the electricity is turned off to the heater for the entire time that it is empty).