Yet, we know the colder temperatures will eventually arrive
The most over-looked items? Outside showers and faucets. Even with a frost-proof connection, the hose must be disconnected to prevent damage. Winterize the outside water by early November to avoid a problem.
Unless you completely drain the water inside the house (including toilets, dishwasher/washer lines, and the often forgotten ice maker line), the heat should be set between 55- 60 degrees. Open cabinet doors under the sinks to allow the warm air to reach the pipes.
A reliable “home watch” service provides peace of mind in the off season, too. Please let me know if you need a recommendation.