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set your thermostat to around 13C (55F) at the minimum set up a few timers to randomly cycle a few lights indoors put your outdoor lights on a timer (try to randomize these too) have a neighbor shovel your driveway and walkway at least put newspaper and other deliveries on hold have a neighbor check in periodically (footprints in the snow are good) call ...


I don't have an exhaustive answer, but off the top of my head, I would say don't turn off the heat entirely. You don't want frozen pipes, and refrigerators can be damaged if they are left running in freezing temps. If it were me, I'd probably leave the thermostat at about 10 C. I would also turn off the water entirely so that even if a pipe bursts, you ...

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