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Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation

Spring is in the air here in West Palm Beach 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 is left behind, your home. The Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc team has some tips that will work to keep your home safe 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 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 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 relief 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 tell you not to share photos of your amazing sabbatical on social media, but try to hold off until after you are back 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 itinerary. Everyone will be just as delighted by the fantastic 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 device is plugged in, even if it’s not on, it’s using energy. A simple way to cut back on energy while you’re on vacation is to unplug a few of your electronics. Something that you may overlook unplugging is your garage door. It will cut back on 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 usual level so you arrive back to a safe, cozy home.

These are some painless 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 Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach a call at 561-612-0242.

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