Red Light Bulb?

 Ever wonder about the red light bulb in the front window of summer homes?  It’s a popular “high tech” system used by owners who leave their heat and water on in the winter months.  The light bulb is plugged into an interior wall outlet with a separate thermostat.   If the temperature in the house drops below the setting (set it 10 degrees below the heater thermostat), the light will go on.  The police or real estate agent notice the light (the red light stands out) and call the owner and/or service company to check the heat.

ACE Hardware in Stone Harbor sells the kit- and will know what you are talking about if you ask for the “red light thing”!

P.S. I still recommend a winter watch service if the home will be vacant for an extended period.  An inspector regularly walks through and around the property to make sure everything is secure. 

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