It’s perfectly normal to leave your HVAC system running while you’re away on vacation. In fact, it’s actually more damaging to turn it off completely, and you certainly don’t want to keep your windows wide open with nobody around. Not only will a running HVAC help maintain your indoor air quality while you’re not home, but keeping it on could also be a good deterrent for unsavory individuals. That said, it makes no sense to keep it running at full capacity when there’s nobody around.
Before you leave your house for a well-deserved holiday, let our energy specialists at California Energy Consultant Service offer you a few practical tips for your HVAC system.
A programmable thermostat lends itself pretty well to a vacation-mode home. You can change the settings up a bit to keep indoor temperatures at a much higher level than normal to help save on cooling costs. But if you really want to maximize your savings, consider using a smart thermostat instead. This could help you monitor and control temperature levels using Wi-Fi so you can make adjustments in your home in real-time. Of course, double-check that all your windows are shut before you leave town so your adjustments are not wasted.
Talk to your HVAC contractor about a surge protector for your HVAC system. Power surges can happen at any time and when they occur when you’re not around, they could do some permanent damage to your system. Most modern installations will usually already have a surge protector to protect against outages and surges, but if you’re uncertain whether you have it or you don’t, it’s best to have a professional make the necessary inspections just to be on the safe side.
Keep your home energy efficient with our experts at California Energy Consultant Service. We are your number one local provider of HVAC repairs, installation and maintenance; residential window replacement services; and more. Call us today at (916) 239-7779 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve Rancho Cordova, Sacramento and the surrounding areas in CA.