Written on: March 28, 2018
If you’ve been on a winter vacation before, you know how important it is to have someone check your home on a regular basis. That person can contact us if there’s a problem and give us access. (You may also want to consider a lockbox.) But you can do more.
You can add a temperature sensor to your home’s central alarm system. Another option is to install a wireless remote smart thermostat. Once you register the thermostat online, you can use your phone to access it from any location to monitor or adjust temperature. Some models will even send out an immediate alert if the heat stops and the temperature falls below a certain point.
For added protection, we recommend our automatic delivery service to eliminate the chance of your tank going dry while you’re away. If you already receive your deliveries automatically, please let us know when you’ll be away so we can adjust your “burn rate.”
Lastly, remember to keep your home temperature at a minimum of 60˚ to reduce the risk of frozen pipes. During extreme cold spells, we recommend setting the thermostat a little higher than that.