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Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation

Spring is in the air here in Alice and that means vacation plans are in your near future. While you’re planning what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what stays behind, your home. The Rescue Heating & Air team has some tips that will work to keep your home secure and help save some money on your utility bills while you revel in a well-deserved vacation.

  • Install Timers - Timers are an inexpensive way to make your home seem as though you’re still home by turning off and on the lights as if you never left. It’s a smart idea to program your lights to sync up with your typical schedule.
  • Enlist the help of a house-sitter - If you have a trusted friend or family member, ask them if they’d mind stopping by and [[checking in on|check up on|look over]18 the house while you’re away. There’s no greater comfort than a text while you’re away letting you know that everything at home is as it should be.
  • Wait to share - We aren’t going to tell you not to share photos of your fabulous sabbatical on social media, but try to wait until after you are back to post information about your trip. Family and friends probably already know you’re leaving so there’s no reason letting potential criminals know your plans. Everyone will be just as delighted by the amazing things you saw after you safely return home.
  • Hold the Mail - The USPS has made it as simple as ever to put a hold on your mail you can do it online right now.
  • Unplugged - If an electrical appliance is plugged in, even if it’s not on, it’s using energy. A simple way to conserve energy while you’re out of town is to unplug a couple of your electronics. Something that you may not have thought of unplugging is your garage door. It will conserve energy and it will also be another safeguard for your home.
  • Adjust the thermostat - If you’re on vacation there’s no reason to keep your home heated and cooled to your comfort level. If you have a digital thermostat you can set the thermostat back to your usual level so you arrive back to a safe, cozy home.

These are some painless tips to add to your spring break prep agenda, right after finding the perfect bathing suit. If you have any questions about safeguarding your home this season or want to talk about additional energy saving tips, give Rescue Heating & Air in Alice a call at 361-265-4371.

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