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Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation

Spring is in the air here in Carpentersville and that means vacation plans are around the corner. While you’re planning what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what you’re leaving behind, your home. The Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc team has some tips 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 inexpensive way to make your home look as though you’re still 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 regular 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 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 ask you not to share photos of your amazing trip on social media, but try to wait until after you make it home to post information about your trip. Family and friends probably already know you’re leaving so no sense letting potential criminals know your intentions. Everyone will be just as enchanted by 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 item is plugged in, even if it’s not on, it’s using energy. An easy way to cut back on energy while you’re away is to unplug a couple 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 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 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 talk about additional energy saving tips, give Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville a call at 224-699-9229.

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