If you are like some Florida residents, you may have a second home out of state. If so, it can be difficult to maintain your FL home when you are away from it. These tips can help you protect your West Palm Beach, Florida home when you are away for an extended period of time or if you travel frequently.
Schedule an Inspection
Scheduling an inspection before you leave can help to prevent HVAC emergencies. Your service technician will inspect each part of the unit including the coils, connections, and air handler. They will also do a safety check on your unit. While it is often recommended that you schedule an HVAC inspection two times per year, scheduling one right before you leave is a great idea.
Clean Your Unit
There are also a few things that you can do yourself before you leave to protect your HVAC unit. Make sure you change the air filter and clean the area around your unit before leaving. These cleaning tasks can improve your unit’s efficiency while also saving you money on monthly utility costs.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
While an extended vacation is a good time to give your unit a break, it is generally not a good idea to completely turn off your unit when away from the home. Instead, bump your thermostat up a few degrees. High humidity levels and extreme heat can actually damage parts of your home. A programmable thermostat is the best way to maintain a consistent temperature. Also, this allows you to make adjustments to your thermostat from your smartphone.
Before you head to the airport or off in your car for an extended trip, make sure your home’s HVAC unit is protected. Preventative maintenance, tune-ups, and cleaning can reduce your monthly HVAC costs while also protecting your home when away. Contact Den-Air today by calling us at 561-459-2719 to take care of all your pre-travel HVAC inspections.
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