With the winter season behind us, it’s time to start thinking about going on vacation with your family and friends. Before you hit the road or take to the skies, however, it’s important that you complete an HVAC vacation checklist. Here are a few items to help you get started:
The best way to keep your HVAC system running effectively when you’re on vacation and prolong its operational lifespan is to schedule annual maintenance. Call up your trusted technician and set up an appointment before you leave on vacation. Just remember that the sooner you call, the more quickly you can improve the system’s efficiency.
If your home isn’t already equipped with a programmable thermostat, definitely pick one up. This will help you maintain better control of your energy usage all year long. Then, be sure to set your temperature around 80 or 85 degrees to keep your home comfortable without causing utility costs to build up while you’re gone.
As everyone knows, sun coming through the windows will heat up your home, causing your cooling system to run longer and more often. The easiest way to prevent this while on vacation is to block it out by shutting the blinds and curtains in each room. If the sun still has a tendency to shine through, then you may even want to hang up some blackout curtains to help save energy.
The job of your system’s air filter is to keep debris from re-entering your air as it cycles through your home. Before you leave on vacation, make sure that you check the filter and replace it if necessary so that you can avoid a situation where your HVAC system is forced to work harder and, therefore, waste energy while you’re gone.
If you’d like to learn more about what should be on your HVAC vacation checklist or have any other concerns about home comfort, please contact the professionals at Powers Heating & Air. We serve the HVAC needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding area.