Check the Security Alarm
This tip is also important to set if you will be leaving a house for the winter. Keeping your home protected while you are away is vital, so be sure your security alarm is armed and ready.
If you are without one, make sure all of the doors are locked, and you take or hide any valuables you would not want to go missing while away. However, to really have a peace of mind, maybe you should invest in a camera system you can watch from your phone.