Are you planning on going on vacation this winter?
Trips are definitely fun! But, before you get in the car and head to your destination, you need to make sure your heating and air conditioning equipment is programmed appropriately. After all, you want to make sure that you aren’t wasting money heating an empty home.
You might think that the most obvious solution is to turn off your heating and cooling equipment. But, this can pose some serious problems, particularly during the winter. Problems such as:
- Burst water pipes
- No air circulation
- No indoor allergens and air pollutant control
You’ll come home to not only a cold home, but a home with poor indoor air quality as well.
Instead, consider turning the thermostat down a few degrees so that the system runs in intervals (making sure your pipes don’t burst), and you won’t have to spend as much time getting your home back up to the temperature you desire when you return.
Fun fact: You can also invest in a Wi-Fi enabled programmable thermostat to control the temperature of your home away from the box on the wall. This way, you can bump your temperature settings back up to your desired setting before you come home. When you finally arrive, it will be like you never left. If you are interested in upgrading to a better thermostat, make sure you talk to your local HVAC contractor about your options.
Do you own a Wi-Fi enabled programmable thermostat?