How to Prep Your Home Before Going on Vacation
Making travel plans for vacations can be fun and exciting, but it’s good to consider the things you’ll be leaving behind and make plans for them as well. While some things may be more obvious, like making a reservation for your pets at the kennel or asking a neighbor to check the mail during your absence, other things like your HVAC system may not be at the top of your mind but are still important. Here are a few key tips to prepare your heating and cooling system for the days or weeks you’ll be away from home.
Invest in a Surge Protector
Power surges can and do occur, and they can damage any items that are plugged into an outlet at the time. This includes your HVAC system as well as other appliances and electronics. Investing in a surge protector is a great way to prevent costly damage from happening while you are away.
Schedule a Tune-Up
Everything from a clog in the drain pan to a leak in a hose can cause trouble while you are away from home. A smart idea is to set up service for a system tune-up before you leave with Quick Servant. This service can make sure you know about any pending issues that you should be aware of and can address them quickly. In addition, tune-ups can also improve the efficiency of your system so that you save money on energy bills in the future.
Adjust the Thermostat
Immediately before you leave your home, reprogram the thermostat. Unless your home is extremely well insulated, chances are you won’t want to turn it off completely. Turning your system off can cause issues with humidity, heat exposure for your appliances, and other detrimental factors that will be a not-so-fun welcome home gift. Instead, adjust the temperature so that the system runs less frequently while maintaining a hospitable climate in the home.
Contact Quick Servant Before You Leave
Your HVAC system may continue to run and use energy, and it may also develop repair issues while you are gone. By taking a few important steps, you can eliminate or prevent these events while you are away. Quick Servant is a reputable HVAC company that serves the Baltimore area, and with our 24/7 service, we’re always here to help. Call us today or visit us online to schedule an appointment.