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Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

Are you excited for a holiday?

Your home can be as well! Mindful preparation will not only benefit your home and your assets while you are vacationing, it can further serve your family with some energy savings to expend on gifts! Pursue these 5 straightforward instructions 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 of these energy-saving tips to evade futile expenses while you’re gone.

1. Make sure to turn off all the lights.

If you elect to leave all of your lights switched on as a preventative measure, get an automatic timer. It can be setup to turn on your lights after late night and early morning hours while evading lost energy during the day.

2. Always turn down your HVAC unit.

While it is definitely important to keep the air on in your home while you are gone, you can definitely lower energy usage by raising your thermostat up to eighty-five degrees. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can use the “out of town” feature to keep secure and economical 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 set up an appointment with one of our repair technicians who can examine your current systems for efficiency improvements!

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