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Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

Are you excited to take a vacation?

Your house should be too! Thorough preparation can not only benefit your residence and your belongings while your traveling, but it can also grant your family with a lot of energy savings to spend on mementos. Follow these 5 simple recommendations to make ready your home for your vacancy.

Whether it’s a weekend road-trip or a stay at the vacation house, always remember to pursue most if not all of these energy-saving suggestions to escape needless overhead while you’re on holiday.

1. Make sure to turn off all the lights.

If you elect to leave many of your lights on as a preventative measure, purchase an automatic timer. It can be scheduled to bring on your lights during late evening and early morning hours while stopping wasted energy during the day.

2. Always turn down your air conditioning.

While it’s definitely crucial to leave the air running in your home while you are gone, you can drastically reduce energy usage by turning your thermostat up to 85 degrees. When you have a programmable thermostat, simply use the “vacation” feature to keep safe and adequate indoor temperatures while you’re out of town.

3. Unplug appliances and electronics.

Even when they’re turned off, anything that’s plugged into the wall can continue to consume energy. By unplugging your devices or using a smart power strip, you’ll avoid wasting standby power. Don’t forget to unplug your washer and dryer, too.

4. Adjust your water heater(s).

Turn your water heater down to “low” or to “vacation” mode. If your pool also uses a heater, consider purchasing a pool cover that will help minimize heat loss so that you can avoid the cost to reheat it.

5. Refrigerator:

If you’ll only be gone a few days, turn your refrigerator’s thermostat up a few degrees. If you’ll be gone more than two weeks, clean and empty the refrigerator, prop the door open, and unplug the unit.

Whether it’s a weekend road-trip or stay at the lake house, remember to follow some of these energy-saving tips to avoid unnecessary expenses while you’re away.

Call Cytech Heating and Cooling at 956-630-6645

To schedule an appointment with one of our experts who can check your current systems for efficiency improvements!

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