Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation03/16/2015 Spring is in the air here in Stuart and that means vacation plans are in your near future. While you’re sorting through what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what stays behind, your home. The Nisair Air Conditioning 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 an economical way to make your home seem as though you are 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 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 away 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 amazing trip on social media, but try to put it off until after you make it home to post anything about your trip. Family and friends most likely already know you’re leaving so no sense letting potential criminals know your plans. Everyone will be just as delighted by the wonderful 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 save some energy while you’re on vacation 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 not going to be home there’s no need 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 easy tips to add to your spring break prep list, 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 Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart a call at 772-318-4252 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.