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Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

Are you excited for a holiday?

Your house should be also! Thoughtful planning will not only benefit your house and your assets while your vacationing, but further grant your household with a lot of energy savings to invest in on souvenirs! Pursue these 5 painless suggestions to arrange your residence for your trip.

Even if it’s a weekday road-trip or a stay at the vacation house, always remind yourself to do most if not all of these energy-saving suggestions to evade futile costs while you’re away from home.

1. Make sure to turn off all the lights.

If you resolve to leave a few of your lights turned on as a security measure, get an automatic timer. It can be setup to bring on your lights during late evening and early morning hours while preventing lost energy during the afternoon.

2. Always turn down your ac unit.

While it is definitely important to leave the air running in your residence while you’re away, you can significantly cut down on energy usage by raising your thermostat up to eighty-five degrees. When you have a programmable thermostat, simply use the “vacation” setting to continue safe and adequate indoor temperatures while you’re gone.

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 will examine your current systems for efficiency improvements!

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