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What to Do With Your AC on Vacation

Posted on August 5th, 2019 by Jupiter Tequesta

Preparation is the key to a successful vacation. Part of the pre-vacation prepping is making sure your home is properly maintained before you leave. That means you have to decide what to do with your AC. If you’re going away for a few days or for a few weeks, the answer is different. Here’s what you should know:

The Costs of Leaving Your AC On

In order to enjoy your getaway, you shouldn’t spend time worrying about your AC utility costs. The air conditioning at your home is one of the highest costs you will face as a property owner. Whether you will be returning to your home in a matter of days or weeks, it is a good idea to leave your air conditioning unit running at a higher temperature than normal. Raising the temperature will make sure humidity levels do not rise.

Using a Programmable Thermostat

You can reap the rewards of using a programmable thermostat every day, but especially when you’re on vacation. Many individuals look to push the temperature in their home up by around ten degrees in order to keep their home cool and free from humidity. Battling humidity is a major problem for you if you do not use the correct way of preparing your home for your vacation. When your home is filled with moisture, your air conditioning unit works harder and requires more maintenance driving up your heating and cooling costs.

Turning Off the AC

If you are going to be on vacation for more than two weeks, you can consider turning off your air conditioning system and enjoying your vacation, as well as a low utility bill. 
If you need maintenance work done to your AC, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. At Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing, & Electric, we’re versed in the ins and outs of HVAC. Give us a call today at (561) 747-5740 for a tune-up or inspection.


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