What tempeture should I keep my thermostat when I am not home?

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I have an older home. 1919 I replaced my furnace & AC November 2016. Just had it serviced, inspected. Replaced the filter on the humidifier. I worry I could come home from work to a flood if I don't keep it warm enough. Right now I am keeping it at 65.

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  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 11, 2017
    That's the same temp we keep ours at when we aren't home. If you have a programmable thermostat it's even easier, so it will warm up before you get home.

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Dec 11, 2017
    If it's any consolation..I keep MINE at 58 :) I have dogs and a dog door. As my mom used to say...Do you want to heat the streets??
    To be safe? Why not just call your service repair company and ask them their opinion?

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Dec 11, 2017
    My grandma used to say "put a blanket on that door it's cold". I love old sayings. But yes, keeping it on is what it's for. You can make the pipes happy by opening the cupboard doors at night but also insulate the outdoor spigots.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 11, 2017
    Just a bit above freezing

  • Diana Diana on Dec 11, 2017
    Thanks for your input everyone! Have a splendid day!

  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 11, 2017
    That is warm enough to protect the plumbing... and cool enough that the furnace isn't running all day.... unless it is really freezing out.

  • Ian Anderson Ian Anderson on Dec 11, 2017
    Here in Norway they say 7 degrees C (hang on whilst I google it in 'American' lol!) so thats 45f...