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Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation

Spring is in the air here in Murrieta and that means vacation plans are around the corner. While you’re figuring out what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what you’re leaving behind, your home. The Cool Air Solutions team has some helpful advice that will assist in keeping your home protected and help save some money on your utility bills while you go on a well-deserved vacation.

  • Install Timers - Timers are an economical way to make your home appear as though someone is home by turning off and on the lights as if you never left. It’s a smart idea to program your lights to correspond with your usual schedule.
  • Enlist the help of a house-sitter - If you have a reliable 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 peace of mind than a text while you’re away letting you know that everything at home is just fine.
  • Wait to share - We aren’t going to say not to share photos of your awesome 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 no sense letting potential criminals know your plans. Everyone will be just as excited about the amazing things you saw after you safely return home.
  • Hold the Mail - The USPS has made it easier than ever to put a hold on your mail you can do it online right now.
  • Unplugged - If an electrical item is plugged in, even if it’s not on, it’s using energy. A simple way to cut back on energy while you’re out of town is to unplug some of your electronics. Something that you may overlook 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 need 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 comfort level so you arrive back to a safe, cozy home.

These are some easy tips to add to your spring break prep list, right after finding the perfect bathing suit. If you have any questions about securing your home this season or want to talk about additional energy saving tips, give Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta a call at 951-299-9853.

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