Prepping Your HVAC Unit for an Extended Vacation
As summer ends and you look toward winter and the holidays, keep the health of your HVAC system in mind. Although Florida’s winters are usually mild, it’s important to prepare your system if you’re taking an extended holiday trip.
Below are our tips and tricks for preparing your system for the off-season, so it’s ready for next summer’s heat.
How To Prep Your HVAC System for an Extended Vacation
When preparing for your trip away, it’s important to include your house preparations as well. Follow these tips to ensure your HVAC system is ready when you need it.
Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up Before You Leave
An important aspect of HVAC maintenance that many homeowners overlook is a biannual tune-up.
Typically recommended right before the cooling and heating seasons, professional preventative maintenance ensures your system is working properly while preparing it to run efficiently for the change in weather. It also provides an opportunity to identify and address minor issues before they become major problems.
We recommend scheduling professional HVAC maintenance with Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical before you leave for the season or upon your return. We offer affordable and convenient maintenance plans to our customers throughout Pensacola, Panama City, and Fort Walton.
Set Your Thermostat for Your Extended Absence
If your pets or plants are staying in the home when you’re away, you’ll want to keep your thermostat settings similar to those of your normal routine. If your home will be empty while you’re gone, you can significantly adjust the temperature to save money and energy.
However, it’s not advisable to turn the system off completely or set it outside the range of 50–85 degrees Fahrenheit. We recommend installing a smart thermostat for complete control while you’re gone.
Change or Clean Your Air Filter
As always, it’s important to keep your system’s air filters clean for optimal HVAC performance. Before you leave for an extended period, clean your replaceable air filters or replace disposable ones.
Check Your Air Vents & Registers
Before you leave, you’ll also want to ensure your system’s vents and registers are all open and unobstructed. This ensures your airflow will be even throughout your home, so your system isn’t working harder to address temperature imbalances.
Trust Peaden for Expert HVAC Services
For professional, friendly, and quality work, trust Peaden’s well-trained and experienced technicians. We offer same-day service, upfront pricing, flexible financing, and 24/7 emergency service for your most urgent needs.
We’re your one-stop shop for home services and provide free estimates on all replacement quotes.