Some people leave their cooling units on while on vacation

At the peak of summer, homeowners tend to leave their homes for their long-awaited summer holidays to enjoy the hot weather.

As you prepare your home for your departure, it is imperative that you also program for how you’ll manage your appliances, certainly your air conditioner.

There are multiple factors to consider when deciding whether to leave your HVAC system off or on, if your primary complication is saving the most energy, turning off your AC will be in your best interest. Otherwise, the more widely proposed alternative is to turn your thermostat up while you are away on holiday, not off. To help you make your decision, consider the length of your holiday. If it’s a short holiday, maybe a morning or 2, it’s better to keep your AC on, with a higher temperature setting. A programmable thermostat would come in handy in this situation, as it allows you to set your desired temperature at strange times for it to switch on and off automatically! Set your thermostat up about 7 to 10 degrees higher than normal while you are on holiday. You can also decrease the workload on your cooling system by closing your curtains and drapes before you leave your home. This will block your home from the day sunlight and keep it a bit cooler! For longer holidays of more than a week, you may turn off your cooling system, but remember to use your programmable thermostat to start cooling your home a morning before you return.

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