Air Conditioner Tips to Consider Before Summer Vacation
It’s summertime in Salt Lake City your vacation is near, and you are ready! But what about your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system?
At Just Right Heating & Cooling, we are here to help you feel cool, comfortable, and confident with your heating and cooling system. Let our experts provide the home solutions you need to feel Just Right inside your Salt Lake City home!
Here’s what you can do to prepare your air conditioner before leaving on your trip:
Change Your AC Filter Before You Leave
Promote cleaner indoor air quality (IAQ)—even while you’re away from your home. Before you hit the road for vacation, change your AC filter.
Follow your manufacturer’s guidelines on when to replace or clean your filter. A clean filter protects your home’s air quality against common allergens and debris, like dander, dirt, and bacteria.
You should be able to return home, sit back, and relax, knowing your home is as safe and clean as possible. What better way to end your vacation than with a positive experience when you arrive home?
Check Your Vents
Before you leave for vacation, check to see if any of your vents are closed. Open vents so that air can circulate evenly throughout your home.
If you leave some vents closed while you are away, you could come home to an uneven temperature. The last thing you want is for your entire second story to feel like a sauna.
Adjust Your Thermostat Accordingly
Why cool an empty home? Adjust the temperature on your thermostat so your air conditioner won’t have to work harder than necessary. You can save more money by reducing your energy use too.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to set a schedule for a vacation or your daily routine. ENERGY STAR® reports your yearly savings could be as high as $180 when you switch to a programmable model. Consider that extra money to spend on your next vacation!
A smart thermostat offers even greater benefits by learning and adapting to your routine, helping to lower your cooling costs. Enjoy saving money when you set a schedule for when you are away on vacation and when you go about your regular activities, and it looks for ways to reduce energy use.
Schedule Your Routine HVAC Maintenance Visit
Who wants to return home after a nice vacation to a broken-down air conditioner? Be proactive and schedule a professional maintenance visit before your trip.
Air conditioning maintenance helps ensure your system is operating at peak efficiency and can provide you with peace of mind. You can return home with confidence knowing your system was maintained and inspected by professionals and at reduced risk of having a problem.
Give Us a Call for Trusted Air Conditioning Services
Our Just Right Heating & Cooling professionals can install, replace, repair, and maintain the HVAC equipment in your Salt Lake City, Utah, home. We are the experts—let’s prepare your system before you head off on vacation so you can enjoy your time. Call us at (801) 302-1154 or request service online.