Should I Turn My Furnace Off When on Vacation?

A furnace is a very important appliance that will help to make sure that your home is safe and warm during the cold winter months. If you own a furnace, one important decision you will have to make is whether or not to turn it off when you leave for vacation. Many people consider turning their furnaces off during the winter months because they would like to save money on utilities and out of safety concerns. However, there are a variety of reasons why you should keep your furnace on during the winter.

Prevents Frozen Pipes

During the cold winter months, one of the worst things that could happen to your home would be if the pipes in your property freeze. To prevent your pipes from freezing, you should make sure that your home is warm at all times. Ideally, this will mean making sure that your home is at least 66 degrees even when you are not at your property.

Pet Safety Concerns

Have any pets in your home, you also want to make sure that they are comfortable while you are away. If you are going to have any pets in your home at any time, you will want to make sure that your property is at a safe temperature. You should check with your veterinarian and also ensure you have someone to check in on them and ensure they are being fed.

Ensures System Stays Efficient

Other reasons that you should not turn your furnace off when you go on vacation is that it can be harder to get your furnace running again when you get back. During the cold winter months, getting a furnace that has been turned off for a long time up and running again can take a lot of work and effort. This could even require you to have it serviced before it is able to operate efficiently again. Because of this, you would be better off leaving it on the whole time.

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