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What energy savings measures can I take before I go away on a winter vacation? Follow

There are several easy steps for you to consider before you leave for a vacation:

· Program your thermostat to a low temperature (like 55 degrees) rather than completely turning it off. If your pipes get too cold, they could freeze and burst. You should have a "hold" setting so you don't have to lose all your current settings.

· Set your hot water heater to the "away" or "vacation" setting.

· If you want to leave lights on to make the house look "lived in," invest in a timer so the lights can go on and off automatically.

 

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