Traveling for spring break? Give your electric bill a break too! Check off this list before you start packing:
Unplug all electronics –
This will prevent unnecessary energy usage and will protect your home against power surges and electrical fires.
Invest in a timer –
Deter would-be burglars by putting timers on lights in different rooms. Set them to go on and off at various times throughout the night and no one will know you’re not actually there. This will also save you money by not leaving a light on the entire time you’re away.
Adjust your thermostat –
If you’re leaving for spring break and do not have an app to program your thermostat, adjust the temperature to be set between 50-60 degrees. This will keep appliances and pipes from freezing and also save energy.
Turn your water heater down –
Set your water heater to ‘vacation mode’ or turn the temperature down before you leave. The heater works to keep the water warm even if no one is using it.