During the winter and particularly over the festive season when you may be leaving your Service Families Accommodation (or private family home) empty there are a few things to consider:

Prepare – 

Test your heating and report any faults to the MHS helpdesk on 0800 707 6000

(For Bardney Occupants call 0800 027 2057)

Prevent – 

Consider leaving your heating on permanently and turning down to a low setting when out or at night (never below 15°C)

Isolate and empty outside taps

Protect –

If you are going away leave the heating on constant and set the thermostat to a minimum 15°C

Turn all your radiator valves on to full and leave internal doors open

Turn your water off at the stopcock

Patch Mates –

If you are away leave spare keys and contact details with a trusted friend or neighbour and ask them to check the house and report any problems