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How to set the central heating while away?

We are leaving the house empty for a few week. Can someone advise me regarding the central heating setting. Is it better to have it on all day at a low temperature on the thermostat OR to have the heating on at a higher temperature for 1 or 2 hours twice a day.

Asked By: speedwing - 2/3/2011
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Hi Depends on your system design, for older systems twice a day leave room thermostat set at 58/60 f if you're boiler has a frost protection thermostat, if not you are best to leave the heating on 24/7 and leave the thermostat at 55f and the boiler thermostat on a lower heating setting also if you can turn the hot... More
Answered By: robert - 2/3/2011
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leave it on low that way if the weather turns cold ur pipes won't freeze.
Answered By: cheerfulscouser1 - 2/3/2011
 
Leave it low about 55degrees for 24/7 or your pipes may frereze
Answered By: Green-Man - 2/3/2011
 
A constant temperature is easier for your heater to recover from then to allow the home to cool and have the heater come on for a short period of time... More
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Answered By: YouRepair DotCom - 2/3/2011
 
Leave it on a steady temperature, say about 50 degrees if you don't have any pets... More
Answered By: Dan H - 2/3/2011
 
Set it to a temp that won't freeze the pipes. Use the lowest setting available about 32 degrees.Water freezes at 32 degrees. I'm sure your thermostat doesn't go that low.
Answered By: john - 2/3/2011
 
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