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How to Prep Your Home for Summer Vacation

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Summer is a prime season for rest and relaxation. Whether you’re planning to enjoy a vacation from the comfort of your Sachse, Texas, home or you’re headed out of town for a special escape, it’s important to address some key considerations beforehand. Make sure your cooling system is set properly for a comfortable and affordable summer.

Manage Maintenance Tasks

Make sure your home is in prime condition for energy efficiency before you head out for summer vacation. Leaving your air conditioner to struggle with loose connections or poorly calibrated parts will only cost you in the long run. Ideally, you should schedule your air conditioner maintenance for spring, before the peak of the cooling season hits. If you haven’t had a tune-up within the last 12 months, book yours as soon as possible.

You should also address your HVAC filter before leaving. This is a simple swap that will help keep your air clean. A quarterly filter change is sufficient for most homeowners, so you can schedule this task for the beginning of summer and forget about it for the duration of the school vacation.

Adjust Your Thermostat

Adjust your thermostat to cool your home at a minimum expense throughout the summer months. If you’re planning to enjoy a stay-cation this summer, you’ll want your air conditioner set in a comfortable range, typically around the mid-70s. Turn the temperature up a few degrees at night and any time you’re out of the home for a period of several hours.

If you’re leaving for summer vacation, you can turn the thermostat up much higher. If there are no pets in the home, you can set your system around 85 degrees for optimum energy savings. Don’t turn it off completely, so you’ll still get healthy air circulation and the natural dehumidifying effect of occasional air conditioning.

Make sure your air conditioner is up to all the challenges ahead with a maintenance visit from Willard Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Schedule your appointment now at 972-564-9785.

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