Prepping Your Home for Spring Break Vacation03/16/2015 Spring is in the air here in West Palm Beach 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 is left behind, your home. The Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc team has some tips that will help keep your home secure and help save some money on your utility bills while you go on a well-deserved vacation. Install Timers - Timers are an economical 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 wise idea to program your lights to correspond 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 relief than a text while you’re away letting you know that everything at home is perfect. Wait to share - We aren’t going to tell you not to share photos of your awesome vacation on social media, but try to wait until after you make it home to post photos of your trip. Family and friends most likely already know you’re leaving so there’s no need in letting potential criminals know your intentions. 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 more effortless than ever to put a hold on your mail you can do it online right now. Unplugged - If an electrical device 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 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 securing your home this season or want to review additional energy saving tips, give Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in West Palm Beach a call at 561-515-5527 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.