Even South Palm Beach, Florida, natives need to go away on vacation from time to time. Amid the packing lists and ticket confirmations, it’s easy to forget about properly managing your home. Make sure your appliances are properly safeguarded while you’re away by following a few of our tips.
Reset the Thermostat
Your home doesn’t need the same level of air conditioning when you are away, so it’s important to set your thermostat appropriately before you leave. In summer, keep your home about four degrees warmer than normal while you’re away, and in winter, keep things about four degrees cooler. If you have a WiFi-enabled thermostat that you can adjust via a smartphone app, you will be able to make adjustments to your thermostat remotely. This is important if you need to get back earlier than planned so that you return to a comfortable and ideally air conditioned home.
Stop Vampire Energy Drains
Many home appliances drain energy even when they are not in use. This is true of items like your television, gaming systems, microwave, and computer. If you will be away for several days, unplug these appliances entirely. This will put an end to the energy drain and help you trim your energy costs while you’re away.
Set Your Lights
Your lights are one of the few things you don’t want to turn off entirely while you’re vacationing. A home that looks abandoned is a prime target for burglars. Make sure your house looks like it’s still lived in, by setting a few lights on timers while you’re away. The best timers are those that have a random pattern. This offers a more authentic impression than lights that turn on and off at precise times throughout the nights and evenings.
Turn to the Experts
When you take steps to safeguard your appliances you protect your home and the life of these appliances. The steps you take will help you to avoid or minimize the likelihood of theft, fires, or equipment damage due to power surges.
Make sure your air conditioner is operating as efficiently as possible while you’re gone on vacation by handling essential maintenance tasks before you leave. Contact Preferred Air Conditioning at (561) 202-1422 in West Palm Beach to get your system inspected and tuned now. We can also provide more tips to help you safeguard your appliances when you’re away from home.
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