By: Brett Martin
Ball State is heading on Spring Break this week and the East Central Indiana schools will be following in the next couple of weeks. It’s important before you leave on vacation to take some steps to protect your home and property while you are away.
These quick, simple tasks can help prevent coming home to a disaster.
1. Turn Off the Main Water Supply
3. Turn Up the Thermostat—But Don’t Turn Off the A/C Unit
If you have a programmable thermostat, Spaulding says, you’re golden. “You can set and hold the temperature to have the house at 85 degrees while you’re gone [in the summer], then the day before you get back, get it down to 72,” he explains. If you have a manual thermostat, it’s still worth turning it up while you’re gone to avoid wasting energy. You’ll just have to deal with a hot house when you get back.
4. Keep Flowers Alive With a Soaker Hose
6. Light Rooms With Timers
7. Add Antifreeze to the Toilet