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Protect Your Home While On Vacation this Winter

Follow these tips for peace of mind

vacation checklist maineAre you traveling sometime this holiday season? Join the club. Close to half of people surveyed by Amex Trendex say they will be traveling for at least one of the holidays.

There are also post-holiday trips, such as to ski resorts, resorts, or cruises. Several people here in the Seacoast Region spend their winters in warmer spots like Florida, the Carolinas, or the Southwest.

Whether you’re a snowbird or just heading out to visit relatives for the holidays, we have some tips to keep your home safe and your heating costs down while you’re gone.

Invest in a wireless smart thermostat

Today’s smart thermostats make managing your home’s heating while you’re away easy. They use wireless and cellular technology to let you monitor and control your home’s thermostat and heating system anywhere you get a signal.

If you don’t have a smart thermostat yet, P. Gagnon & Son sells and installs top-quality smart and programmable thermostats. Smart thermostats pay you back from the day you install them with better control of your energy costs.

Program your thermostat for a constant setting of 55˚ Fahrenheit while you’re away. This keeps your home safely warm and protects your pipes from freezing and bursting while keeping your heating costs low.

Let us know

If you are an Automatic Delivery customer for heating oil or propane and will be gone for more than a few weeks, let us know. This prevents us from making unneeded deliveries to your home.

Ask a friend or neighbor to check your home regularly. Have them make sure that the heat is running and that it’s at least 55˚ in the house. In case they need to reach us, give us their contact information so we can work with them.

Arrange to have your driveway as well as the path to your fuel tank cleared of snow or ice. This allows our delivery drivers and/or service technicians to access your home.

P. Gagnon & Son keeps your home warm and comfortable all winter long. Become a customer today!