For many residents in Lynnfield, MA, the holidays are a great time to have family, friends and loved ones over to your home to enjoy festive celebrations. However, if you are going to be traveling away from home this holiday season, the last thing that you want to come home to is an issue with your house while it is empty. If you are going to go over the river and through the woods this December, you can take steps to protect your home while you are away with these tips from 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical.
Turn off your main water valve
Knowing the location of the main water valve in your Newton home is important throughout the year in the event of water emergency. If you are going to be away from your home, turning off the main water valve can protect your home if a water pipe bursts while you are away. If you are concerned that there is an existing water leak in your home, having the plumbing professionals at 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical inspect your home before you leave can help keep you protected!
Set your water heater lower while you are gone
Many homeowners in Andover, MA may not be aware that most traditional water heaters have a vacation mode setting. Putting your water heater in this vacation mode can help save you money from heating water that won’t be used while you are away while keeping the pilot light on. If you have an electric water heater, you can set the temperature dial lower or even turn it off at the circuit breaker to lower your energy consumption.
Adjust your thermostat
Setting the thermostat of your Winchester, MA home to a lower temperature (55 degrees) while you are away from home can help keep your winter energy costs significantly lower while helping to ensure that your pipes won’t freeze while you are away. If you want to be able to control your thermostat remotely, the team at 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical can help install new programmable thermostats to warm your house to your desired temperature before you arrive!
Other steps you can take to help keep your home protected while you are away include adding timers to the lights in your Lexington, MA home to keep your lights from being on 24/7, as well as notifying your security company that you will be away in the event that there is a problem with your home.
This holiday season, don’t let worrying about your home while you are away keep you from enjoying your time with friends and family. If you need assistance with preparing your home while you are traveling this December, call 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical at 781-670-3261 for quick and efficient service in your greater Boston area home!