If you're planning on taking a vacation this summer, you'll want to make sure your HVAC system is prepared for the extended downtime. If you don't take the proper precautions, your system could break down while you're away, and that would be a disaster!
Tips to Protect Your AC While on Vacation
Follow these tips, and you can relax knowing that your home will be cool and comfortable when you return from your vacation.
Adjust the Thermostat
If you have an air conditioner, raise the temperature setting on the thermostat before you leave. You should set it to about 80-85 degrees. This will prevent the system from working too hard to cool a home that no one is living in. while you're gone and will help to conserve energy. This will not only reduce the stress on your system, but it will also save you some money on your yearly bills.
Replace the Filter
Be sure to clean or replace your air filters before you leave so that the system will continue to run smoothly while you're away.
If the air filter is clogged or dirty, it will force your air conditioner to work harder, using more energy and costing you money. The increased workload can also cause your system to break down prematurely, forcing you to deal with a hot house and expensive repairs.
You can always save some hassle by signing up for an HVAC maintenance program. Part of the Korrect Comfort Care Plan includes a filter check as well as a full system check and Preferred pricing on repairs.
Close the Windows
Make sure all windows and doors are closed before you leave so that your AC doesn't have to work overtime to cool the house. If your windows are letting in the hot summer air, it will make it tougher for your system to cool your home, the harder your system is forced to work, the higher your energy will be, and the more likely your system will break down while you're away.
We've Got Your Back
These are just a few of the things you can do to prepare your HVAC system for an extended vacation. However, if you do come home to a broken air conditioner, The experienced and professional team at Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has got your back. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and tools to handle all your HVAC needs. Call (937) 696-7096 or contact us online to schedule your repair.