Have a summer vacation coming up? Perfect time to give your air conditioner a break! While you’ve been daydreaming about living in luxury and paradise, your air conditioner has been working in overdrive to keep your home feeling comfortable. Your air conditioner deserves a break just like you. Therefore, by just adjusting the thermostat before you leave on your getaway vacation, give your air conditioner and your wallet a break by easing some of the pressure that is usually placed on your air conditioner during the hot and incredibly humid summer months.
How High Should You Go?
Let’s not get too crazy with the thought of giving our air conditioners a break. We all know that the weather outside can get ridiculously hot. In fact, there are a variety of considerations that need to be taken into account before deciding on the perfect temperature to set your thermostat to before leaving on your much-needed vacation. One of the first things every homeowner needs to consider is whether or not there are pets that will be staying in the house while you are lounging poolside. Pets are in need of having fresh air and are highly susceptible to heat-related illnesses. As a result, making sure to allow the temperature within the home to be at a comfortable level for the living creatures that will be staying behind is essentially for their well-being. However, if you live in a pet-free home, you can go ahead and set your thermostat to a much higher temperature. While, you should avoid turning off the unit entirely, going for a high setting is ideal if you are looking to give your air conditioner a much-needed break and save a significant amount on your energy bill for the length of your vacation. On the other hand, delicate flowers and plants, even artwork can fall victim to the high humidity and scorching temperatures. As a result, the ideal vacation thermostat setting is somewhere around eighty (80) degrees for those living without a pet.
And What About Winter?
While winter seems like a distant memory, it will be here soon enough. Preparing a home for the cold months is important too. If a ski trip is in the works for the winter, understanding the best way to make use of your air conditioning unit is vital. Apparently, basic principles will always apply. A home with pets will need to kept warmer than one without. An empty home can be set to sixty-degrees (60) Fahrenheit to save on your energy bill while away on vacation. The key the winter set back is not to bring the temperature back up too fast. Setting your thermostat from 60 to 70 will cause an enormous use in energy in either oil, gas, or emergency electric heat. Instead slowly raise the temperature 2 degrees at a time.
NEW TRADITIONAL HVAC AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY UNITS FROM GROUND LOOP
With the new technology in today’s air conditioning and heating equipment, you can automatically set back the temperature on your thermostat and have it economically re-raise the temperature. All of this can also be scheduled to be completed by the time you get home from vacation. If you are concerned about the air conditioning system within your home, consider hiring a technician to maintain your geothermal during or before the air conditioning system. Our geothermal units do both heating and cooling from one system, not separate heaters or air conditioning units. With many experienced technicians available, Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can solve all your air conditioning system problems. If you are interested in creating the most comfortable environment for your family to enjoy, contact Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.today.
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