How To Prepare Your Home Before A Vacation

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Going on vacation can be a huge relief. You’ll get a break from your everyday work schedule, spend more time with your family, and most importantly, visit some new places that you’ve never been before. But, whether you’re going on vacation for a day or several months, you’ll still need to make sure your home is ready to be left unattended for however long you’ll be gone. Of course, you know to lock your doors and shut your lights off, but in this blog, we’re going to talk about several things you may not have thought of. Keep reading to learn more.


You can never forget about your furry little friends, right? Let’s face it, most of us think about our pets all day long anyways so you’ll definitely want to make sure they’re accounted for when you go on vacation. You should plan to either take them with you on the trip or hire a pet sitter to take care of them while you’re gone.

Hire A House Sitter

If you’re going to be gone more than a couple of days, it may be a good idea to hire a house sitter. The best person to hire as a house sitter will ideally be your neighbor (assuming you know him/her well enough). Make sure to create a list of things they should and shouldn’t do while you’re gone, and be sure it’s clear how long you’re gone.

Put Deliveries On Hold

Nothing says, “I’m not home” more than a pile of newspapers in the driveway or a pile of packages on your doorstep. It’s a good idea to call ahead of time and put your mail, newspaper, and any packages on hold until you make it back home. Instead, you can always have your house sitter pick them up and bring them inside when they come over, whichever way works best for you!

Contact Buckhorn Heating And Air

One thing you absolutely need to make sure you do before you leave on vacation is to ensure that your HVAC system is working properly. A faulty AC unit, furnace, or thermostat could mean hundreds of dollars lost to high energy bills. Programmable thermostats are one convenient way to fix this issue and ensure your HVAC system is working for you and not against you. If you have any questions or you’re ready to get started, contact Buckhorn Heating And Air today.

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