Summer time in Phoenix means EXCESSIVE HEAT, and this is when most of us take vacation to cooler climates, even if it’s for just a short time. Before you take off for a cooler place it’s important to prepare your home for the time you are gone. Hope these tips help when it comes time for preparing your home for vacation. These tips can help conserve utilities, keep your home safe and help prevent leaks and accidents around your home.
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM: Upon leaving for vacation: set the thermostat up to 84 degrees.
ELECTRICITY: Place lights on a timer
PLUMBING: Check that faucets and pipes are not leaking or dripping before you leave.
WATER HEATER: Set your water heater to the lowest setting or turn off the electric water heater at the circuit breaker.
PREVENT HEAT GAIN into your home by closing window and door shades/curtains from the heat of the sun. This is also a safety precaution so others cannot see that you are not home.
DELIVERIES: Put mail and newspaper deliveries on hold or have someone pick it up for you every day so it looks like you are home.
Stay safe and have a wonderful summer!