The summer is packed with fun, long and warm evenings, and oftentimes, vacations! When you’re planning to leave on vacation, don’t forget to set your thermostat to the right temperature. If you do, it can save you money – even if you’re gone for a short time. But, if you’re away on an extended trip or you have a vacation home that often sits unattended for significant periods of time, we’ve provided some helpful tips on how you should set your thermostat.
Tip #1: Smart thermostats can help!
Looking to save money? A smart thermostat can save you significant money over time if you have a home that sits vacant for a while. Smart thermostats are exactly that: smart! They’re controlled by your iPad, smart phone, or tablet and can be programmed anywhere you’re at. You have the control when you need it and you can set the temperature accordingly. These thermostats are very popular for people that have vacation rentals or other properties that may sit vacant for longer periods of time during the year. Want to change out your existing thermostats in your home and replace them with smart thermostats? Contact us today for programmable thermostat options that will work for your home.
Tip #2: Keep window coverings closed.
This might be obvious, but it’s one that gets forgotten a lot! Before you leave home for a trip, or before you close up your vacant home for a while, make sure the blinds and curtains are closed tight. Sunlight will heat up the space and raise the temperature before you know it, making it harder to keep at a consistent temperature all the time.
Tip #3: Make sure you service your HVAC system.
Don’t neglect your HVAC system. Instead, schedule routine maintenance on it, just like you would for your car. You should service the system annually and during this time, we will make sure that everything is working as energy efficiently as possible and that there are no outstanding issues or repairs to be made.
We’re proud to have worked in the heating and cooling industry locally for more than 30 years. With a strong base of satisfied customers and solid reputations, you can be sure that we’ll make sure that your vacant home isn’t wasting energy and sucking your wallet dry simply because the temperature isn’t right. We’re happy to take a look at your current thermostats and make suggestions on how you might better control the temperatures to maximize comfort and save energy. Give us a call today for a free quote on a programmable thermostat!