Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation03/16/2015 Spring is in the air here in Locust and that means vacation plans are in your near future. While you’re planning what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what you’re leaving behind, your home. The Dynamic Comfort Solutions team has some tips that will work to 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 a low cost way to make your home seem as though you’re still 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 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 out of town 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 vacation on social media, but try to put it off 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 itinerary. Everyone will be just as enchanted by the amazing things you saw after you safely return home. Hold the Mail - The USPS has made it easier 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. A simple way to save some energy while you’re away is to unplug a few of your electronics. Something that you may not think 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 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 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 discuss additional energy saving tips, give Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust a call at 704-485-5506 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.