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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 sorting through what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what stays behind, your home. The Rescue Heating & Air team has some helpful advice that will work to keep your home secure and help save some money on your utility bills while you enjoy 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 good idea to program your lights to sync up with your typical schedule.
  • Enlist the help of a house-sitter - If you have a dependable 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 relief than a text while you’re you’re on vacation letting you know that everything at home is as it should be.
  • Wait to share - We aren’t going to say 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 most likely already know you’re leaving so no sense letting potential criminals know your itinerary. Everyone will be just as excited about the wonderful 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. An easy 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 save you energy and it will also be another safeguard for your home.
  • Adjust the thermostat - If you’re on vacation there’s no sense keeping your home heated and cooled to your comfort level. If you have a digital thermostat you can set the thermostat back to your comfort 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 securing your home this season or want to discuss additional energy saving tips, give Rescue Heating & Air in Alice a call at 361-265-4371.

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