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Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation

Spring is in the air here in Macon and that means vacation plans are in your near future. While you’re figuring out what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what stays behind, your home. The Air Temperature Control team has some helpful advice that will work to keep your home safe and help save some money on your utility bills while you enjoy a well-deserved vacation.

  • Install Timers - Timers are an economical way to make your home look as though someone is home by turning off and on the lights as if you never left. It’s a wise 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 peace of mind 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 trip on social media, but try to wait until after you return to post photos of your trip. Family and friends probably already know you’re leaving so there’s no need in letting potential criminals know your intentions. Everyone will be just as excited about the fantastic 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 save some 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 not going to be home 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 simple 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 Air Temperature Control in Macon a call at 478-202-3170.

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