Secure your house
Remember to make sure that all the windows and doors are locked and secure before leaving for the Christmas vacation, don’t assume someone else will do it. If you have to leave anything valuable, then store it out of sight.
Make sure that the heating is set to come on regularly - constant low heat is better than short bursts of high heat - and of course make sure that there is plenty of credit on the meter if you have one.
Tell your landlord when you will be leaving and what you intend to do with regards to the heating.
Enjoy your break and we’ll see you in the New Year.
Publication date: 4 December 2014