Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation

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Spring is in the air here in Tampa Bay and that means vacation plans are on the horizon. While you’re sorting through what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what stays behind, your home. The Langford Cooling team has some helpful advice that will help keep your home protected and help save some money on your utility bills while you go on a well-deserved vacation.

  • Install Timers - Timers are a low cost way to make your home seem as though you are home by turning off and on the lights as if you never left. It’s a good idea to program your lights to coincide with your regular 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 comfort than a text while you’re away letting you know that everything at home is perfect.
  • Wait to share - We aren’t going to tell you not to share photos of your awesome sabbatical on social media, but try to hold off until after you make it home to post anything about your trip. Family and friends most likely already know you’re leaving so there’s no need in letting potential criminals know your plans. Everyone will be just as enchanted by the wonderful things you saw after you safely return home.
  • Hold the Mail - The USPS has made it more effortless 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. 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 think 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 out of town 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 usual 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 safeguarding your home this season or want to review additional energy saving tips, give Langford Cooling in Tampa Bay a call at 813-418-7884 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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