12:07PM | 05/22/06
Member Since: 12/28/04
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I live in Florida and my home will be vacant for a month. What things should I do for my house beforehand? I've heard that I should set the thermostat to 85 and turn off the water. But that's about it. I plan on emptying the fridge and freezer...but do I turn the temps up or what? Do I turn off some breakers or just unplug most everything? I was hoping to find some sort of checklist on the internet for "summerizing" my home, but all I can find is a bunch of grammar-challenged posts that have nothing to do with preparing my home for a month-long summer vacancy. Any help would be appreciated!


07:26AM | 05/24/06
Member Since: 12/28/04
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Thank you for the link. This seems to be consistent with all of the other info I have located. The problem is that it will be summer in Florida...freezing pipes are hardly an any time of the year at my house.

What I am most concerned about is protecting against humidity while not having the A/C running 24/7.

I read somewhere...a few years ago...that I should put a pan of kitty litter in each room. Set the A/C to 85. Close up the blinds. Unplug unncessary things. Turn off any breakers I can. Turn off the water.

I just want to be sure I do everything I can....and avoid doing any unnecessary things or damaging things.


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