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Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation

Spring is in the air here in Laguna Hills 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 White Mechanical, Inc. team has some helpful advice that will help keep your home secure and help save some money on your utility bills while you revel in a well-deserved vacation.

  • Install Timers - Timers are a low cost way to make your home appear as though you’re still home by turning off and on the lights as if you never left. It’s a wise idea to program your lights to sync up 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 relief 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 say not to share photos of your amazing sabbatical 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 there’s no reason 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 more effortless than ever to put a hold on your mail you can do it online right now.
  • Unplugged - If an electrical item 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 a few of your electronics. Something that you may overlook unplugging is your garage door. It will save you 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 ideal level so you arrive back to a safe, cozy home.

These are some easy tips to add to your spring break prep agenda, right after finding the perfect bathing suit. If you have any questions about protecting your home this season or want to discuss additional energy saving tips, give White Mechanical, Inc. in Laguna Hills a call at 949-716-8379 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.