Tips To Keep Your Cooling System Running Smooth All Summer

School’s out and summer is officially here! Do you know what that means? Summer vacation! Whether your vacation plans are for two days or two weeks, you probably have a few things to take care of before you leave. For instance, figuring out who will take care of the dog, arranging to have mail held, and packing for your trip are probably a few items on your to-do list. With all the necessary preparation before a trip, people often forget about their HVAC system. Luckily, Burkholder’s HVAC is here to give you a few tips on how to prepare your HVAC system for summer vacation…

Raise the thermostat. While you are away, raising the temperature of your home can save you money on your energy bill. In general, it is best to set your thermostat between 80-85 degrees unless you are leaving pets at home. If that is your plan, call your veterinarian. They should be able to advise you on what household temperature will keep your pets safe while conserving energy.

Check Your Air Filter. Since your system will still be running while you are away, check that your air filter is clean before you leave for your trip. A dirty air filter can cause serious problems. In fact, dirty air filters are one of the common reasons why an air conditioning unit freezes up in the summer.

Routine Maintenance. Ensure that your system is running properly and efficiently before your trip by scheduling a maintenance appointment with a professional HVAC technician. We recommend you schedule preventative maintenance on your system every year. Burkholder’s HVAC offers annual air conditioner maintenance agreements. Besides an annual inspection and cleaning, our maintenance agreements offer many other benefits.

Our maintenance customers receive:

  • 15% off all parts & labor
  • NATE Certified Technicians
  • 24 Hour Emergency Service / NO overtime rates
  • Up to 25% energy savings
  • Increased longevity & performance of your HVAC System
  • Upfront pricing / No hidden charges

As you can see, there are a few simple ways to keep your HVAC system running at its most efficient while you are out of town. Follow these simple tips, and you will be able to kick back and relax on vacation, knowing that your air conditioning system will be in good shape when you return.