Just as you would ask someone to keep an eye on your pets or plants before leaving on vacation, you should take care of your AC before departure as well. Keep reading to find out how you can keep your Austin, TX, air conditioning system running efficiently while you’re away on vacation.

1. Raise the Temperature

Don’t turn your AC off before leaving on vacation. This can create an excess of humidity in the home, leading to spore growth and water damage. Instead, turn the temperature to 85 degrees and utilize a programmable thermostat if you want to return to a comfortable home.

2. Change the Filter

The filter in your AC system works to trap dirt and other particles in the air, improving the air quality in your home. In the summer months, you should change the filter monthly. Before vacation is a great time to make the change and ensure your AC works as efficiently as possible while you’re gone.

3. Install a Surge Protector

Installing a surge protector will keep you prepared for the unexpected. Thunderstorms, electrical outages and sudden surges can all cause damage to your air conditioning system. A surge protector will keep the supply of electricity to your HVAC system steady.

4. Get Your AC System Maintained

Having routine maintenance work done on your AC before leaving will ensure that everything is in proper working order. This maintenance work may include cleaning the system and inspecting it for any defects that need addressing.

Give us a call today at AC Pros Air Conditioning & Plumbing and ask how we can serve your AC maintenance contract needs with one of our two-year service plan agreements. We believe you should hire a pro to get the job done, and we know we’re the right ones to tackle it.

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