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Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation

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Spring is in the air here in Englewood and that means vacation plans are on the horizon. While you’re figuring out what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what stays behind, your home. The Symbiont Service Corp team has some recommendations that will work to keep your home protected and help save some money on your utility bills while you enjoy a well-deserved vacation.

  • Install Timers - Timers are an economical way to make your home seem 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 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 comfort than a text while you’re you’re on vacation letting you know that everything at home is as it should be.
  • Wait to share - We aren’t going to ask you not to share photos of your fabulous vacation on social media, but try to hold off until after you return to post photos of your trip. Family and friends probably already know you’re leaving so there’s no need in letting potential criminals know your intentions. 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 more effortless than ever to put a hold on your mail you can do it online right now.
  • Unplugged - If an electrical appliance is plugged in, even if it’s not on, it’s using energy. An easy way to conserve energy while you’re away is to unplug a few of your electronics. Something that you may not have thought of 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 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 usual 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 talk about additional energy saving tips, give Symbiont Service Corp in Englewood a call at 941-306-4161.

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