What to Do With Your Air Conditioner While You’re On Vacation.
July 31, 2017 / (RhymesHeating.com) – The last thing you want to worry about on your vacation is your air conditioner. As we move toward the end of summer many families are trying to slide in one last vacation before the start of school. There are many things to square away before you head out for vacation. Many travelers wrestle with whether they should leave their air conditioner on or turn it off while they’re on the road.
Most Energy Efficient Approach
If you are simply concerned about keeping your energy costs as low as possible so you can enjoy another steak on your vacation, turning off your air conditioner altogether is the most cost-effective option.
Even though, turning off the air conditioner altogether will save you the most cash, most HVAC pros will tell you to set the thermostat at a higher level during your travels. Read on to understand why turning the air conditioner off altogether is not the best approach.
If you’re not home it is a waste of money to keep your home at its typical temperature. It does increase the workload on your AC to have to cool a hot house upon your return, however raising the temperature on your thermostat will save energy in the long run. It will also keep the humidity at a comfortable level inside your home.
Investing in a programmable thermostat is a tremendous help when it comes to keeping your air conditioner running efficiently while you’re lounging on the beach enjoying your vacation. Closing the curtains before you leave will also help to keep your home cool while you’re gone.
If you’re lucky enough to have a vacation that last a week or more using a programmable thermostat to have your air conditioner kick back on a day or two before you return home is going to be the best way to go.
Check the Weather
You will want to take a gander at the extended forecast before you leave. If the heat levels are going to be minimal, you probably don’t need to take any special steps with your air conditioner. If your area is in for some scorching, summer weather make sure to program your thermostat so that your home will be cool upon your arrival.
Monitoring of Your Home with Remote Control Thermostats
In addition you can monitor your home through use of your smartphone, tablet, or computer to remotely monitor temperature and humidity levels that affect your home, business as well as get alerts if things change or need to fixed. For more information on this, call us.
Rhymes Heating & Cooling is a family owned and operated business that has a dedicated group of team members in place to serve you, our customers, air condition and heating needs. Give us a call at 314-638-8181 or 636-391-1200 for any indoor comfort need.
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