Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation03/16/2015 Spring is in the air here in Hendersonville 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 you’re leaving behind, your home. The Superior Comfort Systems team has some recommendations that will assist in keeping your home secure and help save some money on your utility bills while you revel in 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 good 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 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 say not to share photos of your amazing sabbatical on social media, but try to put it off until after you return to post photos of your trip. Family and friends probably already know you’re leaving so there’s no reason letting potential criminals know your intentions. 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 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 out of town is to unplug a couple of your electronics. Something that you may not have thought of unplugging is your garage door. It will conserve energy and it will also be another safeguard for your home. Adjust the thermostat - If you’re out of town there’s no sense keeping 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 simple tips to add to your spring break prep agenda, 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 Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville a call at 828-775-5176 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.