Save Energy at home while you are on Vacation

    summer funAs we have been posting recently, Summer time fun means V*A*C*A*T*I*O*N!!!

    However, spending time away from home on vacation doesn’t mean all your energy savings should go out the window.

    Below are a few tips to do before you spend your vacation in Northern Utah to make sure your dollars are spent on fun and not unused energy:

    Lighting:

    Timers inside and out set to turn on a couple of times a night will not only save energy but will add to your security making it look like someone is home.

    Refrigerator:

    If you’re only going to be gone a few days, set your fridge temp to 35 degrees and the freezer at 5. However, if you’re going to be gone extended periods of time, consider emptying your fridge and unplugging it.

    Water Heater:

    Send your water heater on “vacation”. Your water will continue to heat whether you’re home or not, so why have it heat while you’re on vacation? Some units actually have a setting “vacation”, but if not adjust it to the lowest setting.

    Air Conditioner:

    Just turn it off or set it to 85 degrees. There really is no need to heat an empty house. Your programmable thermostat may also have a “vacation” mode. If you set it on “vacation” mode, you will conserve energy and cool your home right after you get back.

    Electronics & Tech

    Unplug all your electronics whiles you’re away. It is AMAZING how much energy is consumed even when the devices are turned “off”.

    Vacationing in Utah is always a Summer-time treat! It may be time to consider purchasing a vacation home in Northern Utah. If you are, contact us – there are many choices throughout the area whether you want near the slopes or elsewhere. We will help you find your perfect 1st, 2nd or vacation home you’ll enjoy for years to come!

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