When you head out for vacation, you want to relax and enjoy your time away from work. You don’t want to worry about your house in Dallas and how efficiently it’s running. Check out these three steps you can take before going on vacation to ensure your HVAC system is in good working condition.
Set or Get a Programmable Thermostat
With a programmable thermostat, you can set a cooling schedule for your HVAC. If no one will be home, you can let the rooms get warmer than you normally would, saving money on both utilities and wear and tear on your equipment. When you know what time you’ll return, you can have the unit bring the space to a comfortable temperature. Most programmable thermostats can be controlled from your smartphone, so you can check up on your home’s temperature and make adjustments from almost anywhere.
Close Your Windows and Open Your Vents
Obviously, you wouldn’t go out of town and leave your windows wide open, but if you’re traveling in the warm weather months, you should also close the blinds and pull the curtains. The more light you keep out, the less your HVAC unit runs. Also, check to make sure no sun is beaming directly on the thermostat, as this makes the unit think it’s hotter than it really is.
Call a Professional to Check for Leaks and Clean the Coils
Before you head out of town, call a trusted professional to check your unit for leaks. If left untreated, a leak in your HVAC system can ultimately lead to a catastrophic failure. While the technician is at your home, he or she can clean the condenser coils for you to keep your system operating at peak efficiency.
You work hard all year, so your vacation time should be a chance to relax without worry. Just a few simple steps before you go can give you peace of mind while you’re away. At Allstars Electric Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ll be happy to help you get ready for your trip. Call us at 972-268-9413 to set up an appointment.
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