Ah, summer is here! Do you have any plans to travel this season? While vacationing is all about getting a little rest and relaxation, before you go, prepping your air conditioning system is a great idea many homeowners often overlook. Check out these three simple tips for prepping your AC while you’re away.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
If you don’t already have a programmable or smart thermostat, now may be there perfect time to invest in one. A programmable thermostat will make for easier access and more control while you’re away. In addition, a programmable thermostat can save you as much as $180 a year in energy costs.
Replace Your Air Filters Before You Take Off
Before you take off for an extended vacation, be sure to change the air filters throughout your home. Dirty air filters can add unnecessary strain on your AC system and replacing them before you go will ensure you come home to a clean, dust-free and high operating home.
Keep Your AC Running
A common misconception amongst homeowners is that they should turn off their ACs when on vacation. However, Florida summers mean high amounts of moisture and humidity. Avoid mold or mildew growth from spreading in your home by keeping your air conditioning system running even while you’re out of town. If you set it to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, this should be the perfect temperature to prevent growth and save you on wasted energy expenses. Another option is to bump the thermostat four degrees higher than you typically set it for while at home.
Call Engineered Air for Efficiency Tips and AC Repair
If you’re leaving for most of the summer, call the AC experts at Engineered Air to service your system before taking off. A maintenance appointment will ensure that your system is working efficiently when you return. We proudly service communities throughout South Florida. Call us today at (855) 830-2292, or schedule service online to get started right away!