gas furnace vacation settings

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Old 03-08-05, 08:12 PM
americandream
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gas furnace vacation settings

Hi,

I will be away from home for several months .So I won't be using gas for a while .
I noticed that the water heater has a vacation settings and and the heater temperature control inside the house has an "off" position .

The house is in Seattle so the weather is still around 45F up here.
It is about 7 year old.
The house has vents and timer to suck fresh air in and drain old air out.

question1:
Would it be a good idea to keep those settings for both water heater and gas furnace to lower the bills ? I am concerned about the moisture and condensation in the house might have undesirable effects on the house as a consequence of not having the proper ambient temperature settings(71F) but if the house has vents and automatic timer to circulate air in/out , maybe then it should n't be a concern?

question2:
What if I turn off the valve conmpletely to prevent it from getting to the gas furnace and water heater?

question3:
What is the potential issue of having just gas supply still on from the utility company and electricity completely disconnected? Doesn't the gas furnace needs to generate a spark to turn on the heat?

thx,

Adream
 
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Old 03-10-05, 01:25 PM
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Stay in the same post all the time. Turn the gas to the water heater off set the tstat to 50o Turn all the water off to the home. Have a good trip

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