Leaving for Vacation? Set Your AC

July 28, 2021
AC Vacation Settings in Centerville, UT

A vacation can be fun and relaxing, but all of that relaxation can quickly turn to despair if you return home to find a disaster. This is precisely what might occur if you fail to properly set your air conditioner before leaving for vacation.

Do You Need to Leave Your AC on While You’re Away?

Many people mistakenly believe it will be fine to turn off their air conditioner while they are away from home. On the surface, it makes sense. Turn off the air conditioner and save money on electricity, right? Even though you will not be home, though, it’s still important to leave your air conditioning on to ensure your home does not suffer damage from humidity and heat.

When humidity levels become too high, your home is at risk of developing biological growth, including mold. Ultimately, this is unhealthy and can even do damage to your home’s structure.

Where Should You Set Your AC When You’re Away?

Generally, you should set your air conditioning system a few degrees higher than what you would normally set it to when you’re at home. With that said, it’s a good idea to check the forecast for Centerville and the surrounding areas to determine the expected temperature range for the time you will be away. Then, set your AC within a few degrees lower than the forecasted high temperature. This strategy will ensure that your system cycles on frequently enough to keep humidity in check.

Make Things Easier With a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat makes setting your AC while you are away from home even easier. In fact, you can even conveniently set your thermostat from an app on your smartphone, giving you the ability to handle settings for your home in Centerville from anywhere.

Contact us at High Country HVAC to learn more about installing a programmable thermostat. Our team provides a full range of cooling and heating services, including maintenance, repairs, and installations. We also provide indoor air quality and ductwork services throughout Centerville and the surrounding area. To learn more about our service offerings, contact us today.

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