Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation03/16/2015 Spring is in the air here in San Angelo and that means vacation plans are in your near future. While you’re sorting through what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what you’re leaving behind, your home. The Air-Dynamics Inc team has some recommendations that will help 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 inexpensive 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 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 comfort than a text while you’re away letting you know that everything at home is as it should be. Wait to share - We aren’t going to tell you not to share photos of your awesome trip on social media, but try to hold off until after you make it home to post information 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 amazing 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 device is plugged in, even if it’s not on, it’s using energy. An effortless way to save some 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 conserve energy and it will also be another safeguard for your home. Adjust the thermostat - If you’re on vacation 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 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 securing your home this season or want to talk about additional energy saving tips, give Air-Dynamics Inc in San Angelo a call at 325-655-2515 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.