Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation03/16/2015 Spring is in the air here in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area 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 you’re leaving behind, your home. The Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling team has some helpful advice that will work to keep your home protected 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 appear 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 coincide 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 relief than a text while you’re out of town letting you know that everything at home is perfect. Wait to share - We aren’t going to ask you not to share photos of your fabulous sabbatical on social media, but try to hold off until after you are back to post anything about your trip. Family and friends presumably already know you’re leaving so there’s no need in letting potential criminals know your intentions. Everyone will be just as excited about 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 appliance is plugged in, even if it’s not on, it’s using energy. An effortless way to conserve energy while you’re away is to unplug some of your electronics. Something that you may not think 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 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 securing your home this season or want to discuss additional energy saving tips, give Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area a call at 816-286-7258 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.