What temperature should I set for an empty home in the winter?

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I have one house but no one live there now. In winter time perfect temperature what would be? How should I take care an others things too? Thanks.Kelly.

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  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Dec 01, 2018

    You'll want to keep it around 50-60 degrees.

  • Mad29883817 Mad29883817 on Dec 01, 2018

    Set thermostat at 54 degrees that way pipes wont freeze and burst and should put insulation around pipes

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 01, 2018

    50 degrees

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Dec 01, 2018

    Thiis relies on how deep your foundation and basement was dug and if you have a Sewage Drain (these throw heat from rotting poos) and Insulation on the pipes and rafters in the Basement.

    I keep my Warehouse at 46°, Year Round. It seldom gets below 53° because the basement is dug deep enough that it is usually 55° year round and the Cool upstairs pushes down to the warmer basement to force warmth up.

    Best way to find out is to turn off your thermostat for 2 to 6 hours in the daytime (region reliant) & put a thermometer in your basement as you adjust it back 2° a day until your Basement is fixed at 55°.

  • Deb K Deb K on Dec 01, 2018

    Hi Kelly, is this house in a place where you have freezing temperatures? If so, The heat does not have to be kept as high as you normally would keep it if you were actually in the property, but keeping it set above 50 degrees Fahrenheit is a good idea. This should provide enough heat to keep the pipes warm and to prevent any water inside from freezing.

  • Kc Kc on Dec 01, 2018

    Since no one is monitoring the house on a daily basis you should consider turning off the water at the shut off valve.

    Turning down the thermostat is a great energy saver but may increase humidity. Add dehumidifiers to reduce the chance of mold and mildew developing.