It always seems like SnowBirds have it all figured out. Head south when the weather gets bad and don’t return until it’s warm again! This sounds great, but it can sometimes lead to major insurance claims and bills.
Leaving your home unoccupied at any time can be problematic, but leaving it empty and unoccupied during the winter months can be especially hazardous due to the freezing temperatures.
If your home is going to be empty throughout all, or most of, the winter you need some type of temperature monitoring device installed in the property. There are all sorts of options on the market now from the most basic which come preset and cannot be adjusted, to completely adjustable and programmable models which upload temperature readings to an online cloud.
Many insurance companies are now requiring these type of alarm units be installed in unoccupied homes and are even offering discounts to home owners with these installed.
The type of temperature alarm system you install is up to you, the important thing is that you do install one and monitor it to ensure it is working properly while you’re enjoying the warm weather!