We’re now in the middle of summer and what that means for most families is prime vacation time. If you are getting ready to hit the road for your summer getaway, then there is no need to worry about your home and what temperature you think it must be set at in order to not break your bank. Of course, shutting off your HVAC system completely will save you the most money. However, doing so is not always the smartest option.
First and foremost, if you are leaving a beloved pet behind it is critical to know what temperature they need in order to be happy and healthy. Dogs and cats can actually live comfortable in a temperature that is a little higher than what we are accustomed to and you may add about four degrees to your normal at home setting. It is important to leave the air conditioner on because of the varying degrees of outside temperatures.
The reason you must leave your HVAC system on the “on” setting is due to the constant heat and humidity, especially here in Central Florida which can pose a large threat to your home. Heat can affect many aspects of your home including the more obvious ones of mold and mildew which can cause serious health risks. It can also take its toll on sheetrock, wood and drywall. Personal items should also be considered when leaving as well as decor including electronics, artwork or important papers. Any temperature set higher than 84 degrees will have this effect on your belongings.
If you need to set your home to a temperature higher than what is comfortable to you but don’t want to deal with having to wait for it to cool down when you arrive, installing an upgraded new age thermostat is highly recommended. Programmable thermostats allow you to set your higher temperature while you are away and then being able to adjust it before your arrival (2 hours prior is recommended) to make sure your home is comfortable when you return.
If you’d like to upgrade your outdated thermostat to a smart new age thermostat before you pack your bags, get in touch with your local experts at ABC Cleaning today!
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!