Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation03/16/2015 Spring is in the air here in Indian River County and that means vacation plans are around the corner. While you’re sorting through what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what is left behind, your home. The Custom Air Systems Inc team has some tips that will work to keep your home protected and help save some money on your utility bills while you revel in a well-deserved vacation. Install Timers - Timers are an inexpensive 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 smart idea to program your lights to coincide with your regular schedule. Enlist the help of a house-sitter - If you have a dependable 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 sabbatical on social media, but try to put it off until after you are back to post anything about your trip. Family and friends most likely already know you’re leaving so no sense 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 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. An effortless way to conserve energy while you’re on vacation is to unplug a couple of your electronics. Something that you may not have thought 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 not going to be home 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 ideal level so you arrive back to a safe, cozy home. These are some simple tips to add to your spring break prep checklist, 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 Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County a call at 772-571-1080 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.