Whether you are going away for a short weekend or a long family getaway, you’ll want to make sure your home is safe and secure. As you get your pre vacation to-do list ready, don’t forget to think about your cooling system. Checking your AC before a vacation can save you energy and money in the long run. So to be able to come home to a cool and comfortable home, here’s what you should check before your trip:
Clean Or Replace The Air Filters
Checking your air filters should be part of your regular AC routine; but before you get ready to hit the road, you’ll want to replace your filters to ensure cleaner air and less energy use. With a new filter, you can rest assure that your AC unit is pumping out fresh air without dust or dirt causing it to waste unnecessary energy.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
No one wants to come back from a vacation to a hot and humid home. Having a tune up before you go, can ensure that no major issues will happen while you are away. An expert can check if your coils are clean, if your electrical connections are correct, and that your AC is running to the best capacity it can. A Tune will give you peace of mind so that you and your family can enjoy your trip and not come home to an HVAC breakdown.
Inspect Around Your Exterior Unit
To avoid an AC failure or vent clogs, you’ll want to check your exterior unit. Any trees or bushes should be a safe distance away. Don’t forget to check and clean the system of any fallen leaves, branches, or debris.
Raise The Temperature
Though you don’t want to come home to a stuffy home, there is no need to keep it an icebox either. For best results, you want to lower the temperature. Turning off your AC can actually waste energy as it will have to work overtime to cool off your house once you return. To make the most of your energy use, you’ll want to keep the temperature around 72 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Residents of southern Connecticut can count on the experts at Tri-City Heating and Cooling for all of their air conditioner needs. Schedule your service online, or call (203) 303-5700.