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Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation

Spring is in the air here in Williamsport and that means vacation plans are around the corner. While you’re figuring out what you need to pack and take with you, don’t forget what stays behind, your home. The Lycoming Heating Company team has some recommendations that will help 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 look 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 correspond with your typical 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 just fine.
  • Wait to share - We aren’t going to ask you not to share photos of your amazing trip on social media, but try to hold off until after you return to post information about your trip. Family and friends probably already know you’re leaving so no sense letting potential criminals know your plans. Everyone will be just as enchanted by the wonderful 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 item 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 couple of your electronics. Something that you may not think of 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 painless 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 talk about additional energy saving tips, give Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport a call at 570-244-2510.

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