What to Do Before Leaving For Spring Break

What to Do Before Leaving For Spring Break

It's spring break season. And for the luckiest among us, that means a vacation somewhere warm -- preferably with palm trees.

Are you planning a springtime getaway? Before you head out the door, it's important to look after your home. Here's what to do before leaving for spring break:

1. Inspect all appliances and faucets

To ensure that you don't come home to a fire or flood, turn off all appliances and faucets. Unplug all electronic devices, and turn off alarm clocks, coffee makers and other appliances that are on timers.

2. Turn down the heat
turning down the heat on thermostat

You can safely set the heat to 50 degrees while you're away. This will keep energy costs low while preventing your pipes from freezing, too. If you'd like to adjust the temperature inside your home remotely, ask a Rusk Heating & Cooling representative about the Infinity Control Thermostat by Carrier.

3. Ask a neighbor to pick up mail and newspapers

A pileup of newspapers and an overflowing mailbox are obvious signs that a home is unoccupied, making it an easy target for burglars. Talk to a trusted neighbor about picking up your mail and newspapers while you're away.

4. Toss perishable foods

There's nothing worse than coming home to a smelly refrigerator. Remove and throw away all perishable foods in order to avoid a stinky surprise.For more tips on what to do before leaving for spring break, contact Rusk Heating & Cooling today!
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