Summer is synonymous with fun and vacations, but whatever your plans might be, it is important that you prepare for your absence. If you have a pet, you may ask a neighbor to take care of it along with watering your plants and looking after your house. It is also important that you remember to prepare your A/C for your absence. After all, you don’t want your A/C running at a high level while you’re not home, so use this blog to prepare your A/C for your departure.
When you’re done reading, you’ll be prepared with these 5 tips to help you save money, energy, and stress by making sure your HVAC is efficient and cared for while you’re away.
Raise The Temperature:
While you’re out of town, there’s no reason to run your A/C the same way you do when you’re at home. Raising the thermostat in your home is a good way to save money on your energy bill and also spare it a little wear and tear. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it to change the temperature to a more comfortable one on the day of your return. A good plan to have while you’re out of town is to set your thermostat around 80 degrees or a little higher.
This will make sure your A/C isn’t overworking when it doesn’t need to be, which is beneficial for you and your A/C.
This is all about minimizing risk. You can’t control what’s going to happen while you’re away but you can prepare for it. If there is a storm, a significant power outage, or just a quick power surge in your home town while you’re gone, it could be harmful to your HVAC unit. You can protect your unit from these dangers by installing a surge protector; in fact, it’s a good idea to install a surge protector whether you’re out of town or not.
Don’t let your A/C unit be susceptible to power outages or surges. Install a surge protector today!
Change Your Air Filter:
It’s always a good idea to have a fresh air filter inside your A/C unit, but that’s especially true when you’re out of town. Your unit will still be running for a long time, so putting in a clean air filter while you’re away will make sure it runs efficiently while you’re gone. It’s one of the small things you can do that will effectively change the way your A/C runs for the better.
Clean Your Unit:
Match your clean air filter with a clean A/C unit. You can take 15-30 minutes out of your day to clean your A/C before you leave. This will boost your unit’s efficiency at the perfect time – right before you leave. Making sure your unit is in peak condition before you are gone is the best way to make sure your unit will run properly while you are gone. If you are around, you can respond to any kind of issues your A/C may have; but since you’re leaving, the best thing to do is do everything you can before you are gone.
You can clean your unit, but you should still get it checked before you leave. There could be underlying problems with your unit that only an HVAC professional would see, and the worst time for a problem with your HVAC to occur is while you’re away. So, schedule a quick check-up by an A/C expert before you leave to spot any problems that might occur while you’re gone.
This tip is also about prevention, and if you can prevent the worst case scenario by avoiding costly repairs, why wouldn’t you consider a quick and easy maintenance visit?
Prepare Your AC For Summer With NJ Air Pros
It’s important to be prepared; and if you’re going to be out of your home for a significant period of time, it’s important to prepare your HVAC. These quick tips will help you do just that and prevent unfortunate situations while you’re away. There’s no reason to be worried about your HVAC while you should be enjoying and relaxing on your vacation.
Whether you’re going to the beach, at Disney World, or going to see family, you can save money, energy, and stress by cutting back your A/C usage and preparing for your departure! If you have any questions about preparing your AC for a vacation give us a call or contact us through our website today!