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Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

Are you excited to take a holiday?

Your residence should be also! Thoughtful planning will not only benefit your residence and your assets while you are vacationing, but it can also equip your family with some energy savings to invest in on mementos! Pursue these five clear suggestions to brace your home for your absence.

Whether it’s a weekday road-trip or a stay at the cabin, always remind yourself to do all of these energy-saving suggestions to ward off irrelevant expenses while you’re away.

1. Make sure to turn off all the lights.

If you decide to leave some of your lights on as a preventative measure, get an automatic timer. It can be setup to turn on your lights after late evening and early morning hours while avoiding wasted energy during the day.

2. Always turn down your ac unit.

While it’s definitely critical to leave the air circulating in your residence while you’re out, you can significantly lower energy usage by lowering your thermostat up to 85 degrees. When you own a programmable thermostat, you can use the “away” setting to continue secure and economical inside temperatures while you’re away.

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 experts who can examine your current systems for efficiency improvements!

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