Should I Turn off my AC Before I go on Vacation?

There’s no greater feeling than taking a summer vacation with your family! Whether you’re going to a neighboring state or a country miles and miles away, you’re creating memories and priceless moments that will last a lifetime!

However, before you head out the door to your car, did you turn the air conditioner off or did you leave it on? If you left it on, then that’s a positive thing — here’s why.

Helps Prevent Mold

When your home is anything but cool, and the temperatures begin to climb, does it tend to get hot and humid? If that happens, there’s a chance that any moisture from that humidity can allow mold to grow — something that no homeowner ever wants present in their home. And if you know the negative, tolling effects that mold can take on one’s health, then you’d do anything in your power to kick mold to the curb.

Opting to leave the air conditioner on will help keep your home at a consistent, comfortable temperature. That way, if the heat rises when you’re away, your house won’t suffer the consequences — but will have a better chance of staying in the clear and keeping humidity at the doorstep.

Doesn't Use Unnecessary Energy

Think about it like this: if you return home to a warm, stuffy living space, chances are that when you turn your air conditioner on, it will have to work twice as hard to get your home back to a cooler temperature. And if your HVAC unit is prone to breaking down easily, then putting it in overdrive won’t be the best solution.

If you’re looking to not only keep your home cool, but also maximize the amount of energy that you’re using, then a smart thermostat will be the solution you’re looking for. Able to be controlled by a smartphone, you can not only monitor the temperature in your home, but you can also make adjustments wherever you may be!

Did you Return Home from Vacation and Notice a Problem With Your HVAC Unit?

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your cooling, heating, and plumbing needs, which is why we happen to offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851.