One of the worst feelings when coming home from traveling is seeing a bedroom light on. Paying more than usual for your electric bill is the last thing you want to worry about after spending money on a vacation. While leaving your lights on is an honest mistake, we've created an easy checklist to help prevent that from happening. These simple steps should have you covered on all of your energy saving bases!
Shut off Your Thermostat
1. Depending on how long you are gone during the warmer weather months, this is totally okay! What is the point of keeping that house of yours cool if no one will be home for two weeks? If you have a smart thermostat you can even set your thermostat to kick back on a day or so before your return!
Turn off the Water Heater
2. Another home feature that won't be used when you're gone is the water heater. One way to do this is to shut off the circuit breaker to the tank. If you are worried about possible frozen pipes, another tactic is to turn on the “vacation setting” on your water heater. Just be sure to adjust your heater the night before you take off.
Switch off the Lights
3. This is the golden rule when it comes to traveling. A great way to ensure this gets done is to check every room the morning of and make sure all the lights are turned off. It also doesn’t hurt to have multiple people check!
Update Your Devices
4. A good rule of thumb is to make sure all of your devices are updated. One of the best indicators to check if your systems are recording accurately is seeing what your electricity bills end up totaling after you have followed all of these steps.
Contact Allied at (479) 464- 0800 or set up an appointment here for any additional questions you may have.