Going on vacation is an exciting time. However, before you jet off to your destination, there are a few things you should do to prep your Easton, MD home, and HVAC system. By taking a few minutes to do some simple tasks, you can save money on energy costs and help keep your home comfortable while you’re away.

Set your thermostat to a higher temperature.

Before leaving on vacation, be sure to set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature. This will help ensure that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work overtime while you’re gone. Plus, it’ll help keep your energy bills down. At the same time, it’s a good idea to leave a note for your house sitter or family member letting them know what temperature you’ve set the thermostat to. That way, they can adjust it as needed while you’re away.

Clean or change your air filters.

One of the most important things you can do to ensure your heating and cooling system runs efficiently while you’re away is clean or change the air filters. Over time, dust and debris can build up, making it difficult for air to flow through. This can cause your system to work harder than it needs to, leading to higher energy bills. By taking a few minutes to clean or change your filters before you leave, you can help keep your home comfortable and save money on energy bills.

Make sure all doors and windows are properly sealed.

Check that all doors and windows are properly sealed to ensure your heating and cooling system is working as efficiently as possible. You’ll also be protecting your home from pests and dust in the process.

Disconnect any electronics you won’t be using while on vacation.

Heating and cooling costs can add up quickly. One way to save money while away is disconnecting any electronics that you won’t be using. Turn off lights, unplug appliances, and set your thermostat to “vacation” mode are some common examples.

By taking a few simple steps, you can save money on your energy bill and come home to a comfortable house. For more information or to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment, contact Griffith Energy Services. We’ll make sure your system is running efficiently and provide tips to help save money in the process.

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