As you prepare for a well-deserved summer vacation, ensure your HVAC system is on your “to-do” checklist. Taking the proper steps before leaving reduces the risk of coming home to a post-vacation disaster or costly repair bill. Ernst Heating & Cooling of Hamel has some tips to ensure you won’t lose your cool after your summer trip.
It’s all about maintenance
The trick to coming home to a working HVAC unit is making sure you’re leaving it in good working order. Change the air filter, so the system isn’t working overtime in the Metro East area summer temperatures. Clean your A/C coils. Want to cover all your bases? Schedule a semi-annual tune-up with Ernst Heating & Cooling before you leave. Our trained technicians do the dirty work for you, thoroughly cleaning the evaporator, blower, and condenser coils, tightening any loose connections, and giving the entire system a thorough check.
Clean your yard
Our summer storms are unpredictable, and you don’t want any branches or other objects to become projectiles in a heavy wind. Pick up sticks, take down the patio umbrella, and secure any other loose objects.
Choose the correct temperature setting
You’re going to be absent, so you should just turn your A/C off, right? Wrong! Turning off the air ultimately can lead to mold, moisture, and heat problems. Too much heat can damage wood furniture and flooring. We recommend setting your thermostat 5 to 10 degrees higher than your preferred setting. A programmable thermostat from Ernst Heating & Cooling allows you to set your system to begin cooling again in the hours before you return because there’s no place like (a cool) home.
Lower the blinds and close the curtains
While you’re hiking in the mountains, the summer sun is hiking up the indoor temperatures in your home. We usually like to have natural light during the day. But if the home is going to be empty, the sunshine can take a break, too.
Ernst Heating & Cooling cares about your family’s comfort. Call us now at 618.217.1836 or schedule an A/C tune-up online if you want to enjoy a worry-free vacation. Hit the road and forget about any home cooling concerns with Ernst Heating & Cooling.