With the holidays fast approaching, you are probably deciding on last minute travel arrangements. While preparing to travel, make sure your HVAC system is ready for your absence. As a trusted heating and cooling company, Estes Services offers programmable thermostat installation for automated temperature control. Prepare for traveling by modifying your HVAC thermostat settings to reduce energy consumption while you are away.
HVAC Thermostat Settings
A great HVAC vacation tip is to set your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees lower than your normal settings. Shutting the whole system down causes increased energy consumption when you return, forcing the heating system to bring a freezing home back to comfortable temperatures. Once you are home, switching on the furnace forces your system to work twice hard to get your home warm and cozy.
By just lowering your thermostat a few degrees, you can save money and energy while you’re away and when you return. This allows your heating system to operate less often while you are gone and doesn’t make your system work too hard to achieve the comfortable temperatures you desire after you return. For help with your HVAC thermostat settings, call Estes Services and one of our professionals will assist you with making the right adjustments before you leave.
HVAC Vacation Tips
These additional winter HVAC vacation tips will allow you to save money during the holidays and conserve more energy. A local heating and cooling company near you can help with these suggestions:
- Installation of new air filters allows your heating and cooling unit to operate at its highest efficiency while you are gone
- Installation of a surge protector for your HVAC system protects it against being toasted if a power outage hits while you are away
- Double check the exterior unit for debris since the air vents can become clogged, leading to mechanical failure while you are on vacation
- Perform seasonal HVAC maintenance prior to leaving so that all your ducts are cleaned and all mechanical aspects of your system are checked and operating properly
Don’t let your heating and cooling system cause you problems during the holidays. Contact your local heating and cooling company, Estes Services! Our trained professionals perform maintenance on your system, program HVAC thermostat settings, and deal with any heating and cooling emergencies that come your way.