Preparing for acan be very stressful. What feels like a million other things must be done and organized so that you can have a few days of relaxation in a place you can visit only once a year … if you're lucky  Apart from packing and quadruple checking your here are nine things you should do before your next vacation in the house.
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Before you go, make sure you unplug the electronics from the house, which does not require power while you're away. It will not only save on your
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Program Your Thermostat
Another way to save energy while on vacation is to set the thermostat on a path program. Many newer thermostats – especially– offer a feature like these that adjust the temperature setting when you're away from home. In summer it will increase the temperature for cooling and in winter it will lower the temperature for heating.
Just be prepared to wait for your home to return to a comfortable temperature when you return. That is, if you have a smart thermostat, you can turn off the absence mode hours before your arrival and go into a perfectly refrigerated (or heated) house.
Put Lights On Timer
A simple step you can take to prevent break-ins is to put lights around your house on timers. You can do this the old way with analog timers. But if you want to improve the effect, use smart bulbs. Not only can you control the lights remotely, but you can set them on a different schedule every day while you're away to better simulate someone who's home.
You can take things a step further.
Harmoniehub. Not only do you have lights on a schedule, but you could let the TV play for a few hours at night to make it more convincing.
Ask a Friend to Collect Your Mail
This is not technically in home, but if you keep your mail at the post office, your mail will not pile up – a telltale sign of that the place is free. Oddly enough, the postman skips your home every day for a week. Sometimes it's better to ask a friend, neighbor or family member to drop by and collect the mail every day.
Check all windows and doors
Just before you go, it is advisable to check all possible entries points around your house. Make sure you have not left any rarely used doors or windows open. It's easy to forget this side door, which is rarely used, and is also the first place a would-be thief would likely look.
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