One of the most important things when owning a second home or condo in the Park City area is making sure your furnace is working and on during the cold months. I have found not all second home owners in the Park City area live in colder climates where they need to heat their homes so they are not aware of the importance of their home's furnace functioning properly. It is very critical when you initially purchase a Park City home, condo or townhome to make sure the utility company has been contacted so that there is not a disruption in service for your heating system. I have seen occassion where the furnace has either not been turned on or turned off during the cold months which has then caused incredible damage from broken water pipes. Without adequate heat in a home pipes have a high chance of freezing and thus breaking. The major damage that occurs would be water damage which can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a home but it is so easy to prevent. There are many property management companies in the Park City area that can periodically check your home to make sure everything is running properly while you are away. It is a worthwhile minor expense that can save you thousand of dollars in potential problems. They can also help advise you on what would be the best temperature to keep your home set at when you are not around to help prevent problems from occurring. Julie Olsen, Accredited Buyer Representative Mobile: 435-513-2848 If you are looking to buy a vacation home in Park City visit my Park City Utah Real Estate website to search all current listings from all brokerages.