Summer is officially here and it’s time to put your vacation plans into full effect! Taking a trip requires lots of planning all around. In addition to booking your flight and ordering your passport, don’t forget to put your home into vacation mode as well!
These tips will get your home ready, so that you can relax and be worry free on your vacation:
Unplug your electrical devices: Not only is running your computer, TV and kitchen appliances expensive, but it can also lead to bigger issues should something go wrong. To avoid the headache of a potential problem, make sure that everything is unplugged before you jet off.
Raise the temperature on your thermostat: For every degree a thermostat is raised during the summer, a homeowner will save 2-3 percent on his or her electricity bill! You’re not there to enjoy the cool air conditioner, so why pay for it?
Set timers: Keeping your sprinklers on an automatic timer will ensure that your lawn stays watered and cared for when you’re gone. It’s also crucial to set timers for your lights when you’re away! This will act as a security system for your home, making it less obvious that no one is there.
Turn off the main water valve: Avoid a plumbing disaster or unnecessary flooding by turning off the main water valve before your departure. After all, you’re looking to go relax by the pool, not come home to one in your basement.
Have someone check in: Ask a trusted friend, neighbor or family member to keep an eye on your home when you’re away. They will be able to make sure things are running smoothly and can react to anything that seems out of the ordinary.
It’s important to give yourself time to prepare for your home for vacation. If you come across any heating, cooling or plumbing issues before you leave, give A.B. May a call! Our trusted professionals have been servicing the Kansas City area since 1959. You can rely on us! To schedule service, give us a call at 913-370-4898 and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.