Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you’re probably making your holiday plans, whether it’s a family feast, a well-deserved getaway, or a cozy staycation. But wait, there’s something that often gets forgotten in the Thanksgiving shuffle – your trusty HVAC unit!
Your heating and cooling system works tirelessly to keep your home comfortable year-round. It deserves some attention, especially when you’re leaving it home alone. Let’s talk about how to protect your HVAC unit while you’re on a holiday vacation:
1. The Thermostat Shuffle:
Your thermostat is like the conductor of an orchestra, orchestrating the temperature symphony in your home. So, before you hit the road for Thanksgiving, give your thermostat a little attention. Adjust the settings to save energy while you’re away. We recommend setting it a few degrees cooler in the winter months, but not too low. Think of it as putting your home into hibernation mode; your HVAC unit won’t have to work as hard, and your energy bills won’t soar.
2. Air Filters Are Your System’s Best Friends:
Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, making your system’s job a lot harder. Before you take off, check and replace those filters if needed.
3. Unplug Unnecessary Electronics:
We all have those appliances and electronics that continue to sip energy even when we’re not using them. By disconnecting these devices, you’ll save energy and reduce your energy bills.
4. HVAC Check-Up:
Your HVAC system can greatly benefit from a thorough inspection. Consider scheduling a pre-trip HVAC check with the pros at Arizona’s Dukes of Air. We’ll ensure that everything is in top-notch condition, so you can embark on your holiday adventures with peace of mind.
5. Give Your Home Some Cozy Attire:
Inspect your windows and doors for any gaps, cracks, or weather-stripping issues. Proper insulation is like wrapping your home in a warm, fuzzy blanket. It keeps the cold drafts out and ensures your home remains toasty while you’re away.
6. Homecoming Prep:
Just as you prepare your home for your absence, set up a checklist for your return. Make sure all doors and windows are closed, your thermostat is ready to welcome you back with warmth, and everything is in order.
In conclusion, your HVAC unit deserves some love and care, especially during the holiday season. By following these tips, you’ll ensure your home stays cozy and energy-efficient while you’re away. If you return and have any HVAC needs or questions, remember, Arizona’s Dukes of Air & Plumbing is just a call away.