Preparing Your HVAC System Before You Leave on Vacation

September 9, 2016

MallorcaAs homeowners prepare for one last vacation before summer comes to a halt, they may be a bit confused on what to do with their heating and cooling system. A majority of people will just turn the system off but surprisingly, this isn’t the best solution.

It’s important to note that your air conditioner and heating unit do more than control the temperature of your home. In fact, your HVAC system circulates the air, controls humidity as well as indoor allergens. When the humidity hits while you’re out of town, this could lead to condensation and with condensation comes mold. Removing mold will end up costing you more money in the long run so it’s best to just keep your HVAC system running.

What Exactly Should I Do with My AC/Heating System?

Below are a few steps you can take to ensure your system is properly functioning before vacation.

  • Turn the thermostat up to keep the system going at intervals. Raise the temperature to 80-85 degrees to save money.
  • Clean out your filter before you leave to prevent malfunctioning.
  • Install a surge protector in the event of a storm. You can never be too careful with the unpredictable weather in Boston.
  • Get a quick tune-up before vacation so everything is working properly.

Why You Should Get a Tune-Up from Winters® Home Services

Winters® Home Services has been providing tune-ups for over 20 years. We are available to make sure there are no refrigerant leaks. Also, our techs make sure to catch air conditioner problems before they grow worse. Contact Winters® Home Services at 617-221-5899 for air conditioner maintenance and installation services.