Turn off appliances
Turn off any appliances that use water, such as the washing machine and dishwasher.
Leave the heating on if you’re going away in the winter
Although turning your heating off while you’re away will keep your energy bills down, it’s perhaps not worth the risk during cold snaps.
Pipes exposed to sub-zero temperatures are at greater risk of bursting, if they freeze. So set the heating to come on at regular intervals with a timer. The thermostat should be set to at least 13oC (55oF) so the water in the pipes won’t get cold enough to freeze.