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Leaving Town This Winter? Protect Your Home

Have a worry-free vacation

home protection new yorkAt Irish Propane, we know how to get the job done. When you take a break from your job, we want you to be able to vacation worry-free. If you’re planning on heading out of town this winter and leaving your Rochester or Buffalo, New York, home behind, make sure you take a few steps to safeguard it.

Pre-Travel Checklist

Technology makes it possible for you to keep an eye on and have control over your home even when you’re far, far away. So whether you’re off skiing, snorkeling, or shopping ‘till you drop, you can rest assured that everything is going well with your home. Here are some ways to protect your home while you’re out of town.

  1. Invest in a wireless thermostat. Never have to worry if you forgot to turn the thermostat down. And if winter brings a nasty cold snap while you’re away, you can adjust the temperature in your home to ensure your pipes are nice and warm and not at risk of freezing and or bursting. An added bonus is that you can raise the temperature while you’re travelling back so that your home is the perfect temperature when you arrive.
  2. Plan for snow. Chances are it could snow while you’re away. You’ll want to make arrangements to have someone (a neighbor or hired hand) clear all walkways and driveways on your property.
  3. Ask a neighbor for help. Even if you have a home surveillance system, it’s still good to have someone in the neighborhood who will look in on your home on a regular basis and check that nothing’s amiss.
  4. Leave a light on (sometimes). A home that remains dark 24/7 can be an invitation to observant burglars. Rather than wasting energy by leaving a light on all the time, set a couple of your indoor lights on timers and install motion sensors on your outdoor lights to provide some security without adding too much to your energy bill.
  5. Check your propane supply. Call Irish Propane for a propane delivery before you head out of town so that you’ll be sure to have enough when you get back from your travels. You’ll appreciate having one less thing to worry about post-vacation.

Irish Propane is a fourth-generation, family-owned, certified women’s enterprise serving both residential and commercial customers in western and central New York.

Contact Irish Propane today to schedule your next propane delivery or learn more about our convenient payment plans.

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