That is a great question to ask, since heating accounts for about 54% of your electricity bill. By turning down your thermostat a few degrees (to between 14°C and 17°C) at night and when you are away, you can significantly reduce your electricity consumption.
We suggest that you install programmable electronic thermostats so that you can set the temperature according to your schedule and prepare for your return home. Go to the Right Moves Web site for more tips.
Finally, we suggest that you get in touch with your insurance company and find out the specifics of your policy to avoid any unpleasant surprises.