HVAC Vacation Checklist
Are you going on vacation soon and worrying about your air conditioner? Don't worry! we've got you covered. We will provide a pre-vacation checklist so that you can keep your air conditioner functioning properly while you're away.
There are many things homeowners can do to prepare their air conditioner for vacation, and we will go over them all in this post. By following our tips, you can relax and enjoy your time away without having to worry about your air conditioner!
Turn Up the Thermostat
One of the most important things you can do to save energy and money while you’re away is to turn up your thermostat. For every degree that you raise the temperature, you can save up to five percent on your cooling costs. So, if you’re going to be gone for a week, consider turning the temperature up seven to ten degrees. Just be sure not to turn it off completely, as this can cause damage to the air conditioner.
Check the Air Filter
Before you leave, be sure to make sure your air filter isn't full of dust. And, if it's been a while since you last changed your air filter, you should change it before you leave!
Dirt and dust that collects in your air filter for long periods of time can lead to your system breaking down, blowing hot air, or becoming inefficient. The last thing you want to come home to from vacation is a broken air conditioner!
Close and Lock the Windows
Keep cold air in your home and warm air out by making sure all of the windows are closed. This gives your air conditioner a fair chance at keeping your home comfortable for you when you get back! Not only will you be comfortable, but you'll also feel better knowing that all of your windows are locked to keep intruders away.
Close the Blinds or Curtains
If you don't want the sun beating down on your home while you're gone, close the blinds or curtains. This will help keep your home cooler and can also prevent furniture from fading. The most popular choice for homeowners is usually blackout curtains. These curtains are great for completely blocking the sun and keeping your home as cool as possible. And, if you don't have blinds or curtains installed in your home's windows, any covering large enough to cover the windows like a blanket will work.
Invest in a Surge Protector
A surge protector is a great way to protect your air conditioner in the event of a storm while you're away on vacation. If a storm does come and your power goes out, the surge protector will keep your air conditioner from being damaged by the power surge.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
The best way to avoid coming home to a broken air conditioner is to schedule preventative maintenance before you leave. This will ensure that any potential problems are found and fixed before they have a chance to turn into bigger issues.
You should be scheduling preventative maintenance for your unit at least once a year with an experienced HVAC technician. We suggest finding a local company to handle your HVAC needs so that you don't have to wait long periods of time for maintenance or repairs.
HVAC Maintenance and Care in Vernon
Our team at Bee's Knees Plumbing and Heating Ltd. is experienced in all things HVAC. From air conditioner installation to repair and maintenance, we can help you with all of your HVAC needs. We understand the importance of having a working air conditioner, especially during the summer months.
That's why we offer preventative maintenance to keep your air conditioner running smoothly all year long. We'll come out and inspect your unit, clean it, and make any necessary repairs before they become bigger problems. Contact us today at (250) 800-1373 to schedule your preventative maintenance appointment!