Are you leaving on a vacation sometime soon? Before you leave, make sure your electrical system is ready for your vacation too. If you take a few extra steps before you leave, you’ll save yourself time and money.
1. Regarding the Lights
Don’t leave your lights on throughout your entire vacation to make it look like you’re home. Your electric bill will end up costing more than your mortgage, and house lights blazing all night looks suspicious.
Instead, purchase a light switch timer that will turn your lights on and off automatically according to the schedule you choose. Criminals keeping an eye on your home will notice lights flipping on and off, and will assume someone is inside. Amazon offers a number of these products, including this one from Honeywell.
2. Kill the Power to Your Washer and Dryer
Every section of your home left electrically active has the potential to go “haywire.” The fewer areas that remain on while you’re gone, the less risk your home has. You can avoid unnecessary electrical repairs by shutting off the power to your washer and dryer.
3. Unplug Appliances and Electronics
Before you leave, walk through your home and unplug all electronics. Items run through surge protectors are fine; just flip the switch on the unit.
Need Electrical System Vacation Help in Granite Falls?
If you do find yourself in need of an electrician upon your return, count on Neighborhood Electric Services of Snohomish and King Counties to provide the assistance you need. We offer a wide range of residential electrical services, including repairs, inspections, and upgrades. For more information about our company or to request a free electrical panel current heat inspection, visit our website. Contact us to set up an appointment today!
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