Preparing your HVAC for a Vacation

It’s June and that means we’re in the middle of the summer vacation season. Whether you’re taking long vacations away or just little weekend trips, chances are you will be away from home at least a little. We’re all about taking some well-deserved vacation, but we also know that a little pre-trip prep can help ease nerves. Making sure your home is ready to be left unattended for a long time can help make your trip more restful. Let’s look at some things you can do to prepare your HVAC for vacation. 

One of the first ways to prepare for a trip, especially if you’re leaving for a long time, is to schedule a tune-up. Scheduling a tune-up can help ensure that nothing slips through the cracks while you’re away. You won’t have to come back to a disaster because you’ll know that everything was recently checked by a professional.

Another great preparation is to ensure that all the vents in your home are open. That means all vents in all rooms of your home. This will help ensure that the air flows evenly throughout the home, keeping any areas of the house from reaching extreme temperatures.

We also recommend that you prepare pets and plants before leaving. Of course, we’re sure you’ve thought about your plant and fur babies but think about how they’re affected by your air too. If you leave and the temperature is too cold or too hot, it may affect their health so keep that in mind when setting a temperature.

That brings us to our next tip: set your thermostat to a neutral temperature while you’re away. Something that will keep the home comfortable without overworking the AC. A great way to manage this is to have smart programmable thermostats. That way, you can monitor the temperature while you’re on vacation via phone. This can help you save money and help you rest easy while you’re away. 

We hope these HVAC preparation tips can help you better manage your upcoming vacation. Preparation is always the best way to avoid problems and allow you to enjoy your vacation better. Of course, if you have any concerns, our team of experts is there for you. We’re happy to help you in any way; just call (757) 847-5252.

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