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Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

Are you prepared for a holiday?

Your residence should be as well! Careful planning can not only help protect your house and your property while your traveling, it can further equip your household with a lot of energy savings to invest in on gifts! Pursue these 5 easy recommendations to brace your residence for your trip.

Even if it’s a weekend road-trip or a stay at the cabin, always remind yourself to do all of these energy-saving instructions to evade needless costs while you’re gone.

1. Make sure to turn off all the lights.

If you decide to leave a few of your lights on as a preventative measure, invest in an automatic timer. It can be setup to bring on your lights after late evening and early morning hours while stopping lost energy during the day.

2. Always turn down your a/c unit.

While it’s definitely important to leave the air circulating in your residence while you are away, you can significantly reduce energy usage by lowering your thermostat up to eighty-five degrees. If you have a programmable thermostat, simply use the “away” setting to manage 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 repair technicians who can check your current systems for efficiency improvements!

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