Spring is here, Easter has passed, and that means you may be thinking about heading back up north before the Sarasota, Florida, heat gets too bad. Before you go, protect your Florida home so when you return in the colder months everything is the way you left it. Take a look at different ways to get your Florida home ready before you travel north again.

Find Someone to Check On Your Home

It is a good idea to hire someone you trust to check on your home while you’re away. You can also ask a trusted neighbor. Weekly checks will help catch any potential problems like leaks, storm damage, or HVAC problems that can wreak havoc on a home if not caught and repaired.

Unplug Everything

This is Florida, and lightning and storms are real hazards. Unplug your electronics so if lightning hits your house, it doesn’t damage your appliances or electronics or cause injury.

Protect Your Toilet

It may sound strange, but this is the land of the Palmetto bug and other creepy crawlies, and your toilet is one way some bugs and other creatures enter your home. Have your plumber check your drains and sewer system to check for problems or entry points. Your plumber can secure any problems areas and provide information about other ways to keep the bugs out of the rest of your home.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Before you go, schedule maintenance for your HVAC system. Problems can be caught before they damage your HVAC system. You want to be sure that your system will be working properly when you return.

Add a Humidifier

If you don’t already have one, consider adding a whole-house humidifier to your HVAC system. This will help maintain humidity levels without causing your air conditioner to work as hard or run as much. It will also help in the winter to keep the air from drying out.

We are glad the Sarasota area is where you’ve made your summer home and we want to help you protect it when you’re away. Contact Custom Air and Plumbing today at 888-856-4507 to schedule your HVAC maintenance.