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Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

Are you prepared to take a vacation?

Your house should be too! Mindful preparation can not only be beneficial to your house and your property while your on vacation, it can further give your family with a lot of energy savings to use on mementos! Pursue these five easy tips to prepare your home for your absence.

Whether it’s a weekend excursion or a stay at the vacation house, always remind yourself to follow most if not all of these energy-saving instructions to ward off unneeded costs while you’re on holiday.

1. Make sure to turn off all the lights.

If you decide to leave some of your lights turned on as a preventative measure, purchase an automatic timer. It can be programmed to bring on your lights after late evening and early morning hours while averting lost energy during the day.

2. Always turn down your air conditioning.

While it’s definitely crucial to keep the air running in your house while you are away, you can definitely cut down on energy usage by raising your thermostat up to eighty-five degrees. If you have a programmable thermostat, simply use the “out of town” setting to manage secure and economical inside temperatures while you’re out.

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

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