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Is there a dependable neighbor within clear site of the house? If yes I have a solution. You can buy temperature measuring switches. Set one to 50F and have that turn off a light on a table that you neighbor can see at night. Use an LED light bulb. Set the furnace to say 55 degrees. That should give you enough warning if the furnace/boiler fails.

Be sure to close the lid on toilets so water or other fluids don’t evaporate. As a kid in Michigan when we winterized we put kerosene in the toilet bowls.
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