5 Tips to Ensure Your Florida Home is Safe While You’re Traveling

keep your home safe while travelingWhen you plan a trip, your focus might be on making the best travel arrangements. However, don’t forget to include home safety for peace of mind while you’re gone. A lot of problems can occur in just a short time, and not all of these arise from criminal acts. Here are important ways to keep your home safe.

Have a Trusted Person Keep an Eye Out

Have someone you trust, either a friend or a neighbor, help keep your home looking like it’s occupied. Picking up the mail and newspaper, bringing your trash can back from the curb and parking a vehicle in your driveway are all ways to keep your home looking lived in.

Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Visit Before You Leave

Many travelers never consider this safety tip until something goes wrong. Avoid serious HVAC safety issues while you’re away by having your home’s HVAC system checked before you go. The technician will alert you to easily remedied problems, such as a dirty air filter, as well as potentially serious issues that need to be addressed right away. Schedule the maintenance visit far enough in advance so potential problems can be fixed before you leave.

Post Security Signs

If you have a security system, ask your alarm company for additional stickers and signs. If you don’t have an alarm system installed, make it appear that you do by buying warning stickers to place on doors and windows and a sign for your yard. Criminals are less likely to target homes that appear secure.

Use Timers for Lights

Timers shut lights off or turn them off at intervals, making it appear someone could be home.

Don’t Broadcast Your Plans

When sharing exciting details about an upcoming trip, be aware of who might be listening. Social media isn’t a secure place to discuss vacation plans. Only your most trusted friends and family should know your itinerary and how long you’ll be gone. Make sure that they, too, know to keep the information confidential.

To schedule an HVAC appointment to help keep your home safe over the holidays, contact us at All American Heating & Cooling.

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