Right before leaving for summer vacation, set the thermostat 5 to 10 degrees higher than your normal setting. By turning up the temperature, you can save money on energy costs while continuing to reap the benefits of leaving your AC running!
If you’d like to come home to comfortable temperatures, consider having a digital thermostat installed. With this device, you can control the temperature setting from a distance using your Smartphone.
ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR SUMMER VACATION
- Close all blinds and curtains. To keep the heat out as much as possible.
- Leave bedroom doors open
For better airflow.
- Unplug all electronics and appliances. To keep the house cooler.
- Take out the trash and do your laundry. Body oils attract moisture and create mold.
Scheduling preventative maintenance is always a great idea to avoid part failures that could cause a system shutdown while you are gone.
NEVER LEAVE YOUR AC OFF
With summer months now here, vacation is, also. When you leave your home, it is easy to switch your AC unit off and lock the door behind you.
Unfortunately, this has the potential to backfire, as it is always better to run the AC while you are gone, rather than turn it off completely. Your air conditioner continually removes moisture from the air in your home.
Therefore, with your AC unit switched off, your windows and other interior surfaces will often develop a layer of condensation. The trapped moisture quickly results in mold and mildew growth.
Without the cooling system running, temperatures inside your home will match or exceed the high temps for each day. Constant high temperatures make building materials, such as doors and flooring, expand and contract, causing them to warp.
ENJOY YOUR SUMMER VACATION WORRY-FREE WHILE YOU’RE AWAY!
Schedule preventative maintenance today!