Are you leaving your home, child, or pet with a sitter? Having a sitter checklist is the best way to ensure your sitter has the necessary information to adequately take care of your home’s critical elements while you’re away. Read on to learn more about the home comfort and energy savings recommendations you should include in the checklist.
Heating and Air Conditioning
Your sitter will need to learn how your HVAC system works. Make sure you write out instructions on how to program the system. Show the sitter the location of your thermostats as well as heating and air conditioning switches. Include the phone number of a trusted contractor just in case there may be a utility emergency.
Gas and Electricity
Your sitter should use your gas and electricity services safely, so make sure to leave the necessary instructions. Show them where the meters, cut-off switches, and fuse boxes are, as well as how they’re operated. Take the meter readings when you’re about to leave your home and as soon as you return so that you can work out the portion of utility bills your sitter is responsible for.
Clear communication is key to ensuring a successful house, baby, or pet sit. Include the above recommendations in your sitter checklist to ensure your home comfort systems run smoothly in your absence and avoid coming back to a scaring high utility bill.
For more information on home comfort and energy issues, please contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. For three generations, we’ve been providing outstanding heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services to homeowners in Monmouth County and the surrounding area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).