Tips For Your Home When Going Away
Now that temperatures start to rise we all start to look forward to warmer and sunny days. The weather becomes our friend again and brings spring and summer along. Though it might still be a bit early to go on holidays, most of us are dreaming of planning our next vacation with the family. Once we have clear blue skies, everything shines under a better light, and those plans start to take a better shape.
We at Thomson AC want to make your life as easy and as comfortable as possible for you and your family by giving you some tips on what to do before going on a holiday. Whether you’re going on a little getaway next weekend or if you’ve been making plans to go somewhere since last winter, these recommendations will not only let you enjoy your time more but it will also guarantee that everything at home stays just the way you left it.
Check your Air Conditioner
A popular belief would be to turn the whole system off, however, we advise to turn up the thermostat without turning the AC off. If you have a programmable thermostat you’re in luck. You can set it up to 80 degrees, and have it go as low as 70 degrees the day before you come back. This will not only help you save some energy, but it will also keep your AC in good shape. By not turning it off, you ensure that air keeps circulating throughout your house, and avoid condensation within the system. Nothing worse than coming back from a lovely getaway and realize you have to get an air conditioning Repair in Los Alamitos, CA. However, It’s still worth having it maintained by professionals before the summer starts so that you don’t have to spend a single day in unbearable heat due to an emergency repairing.
Check your water supply
It’s not like the temperatures are so low anymore as for you to be concerned about having the pipes frozen, so checking for leaks or abnormalities might spare you a headache in the future. We advise closing the main water supply before leaving since there might be small leaks that you overlook, and could turn out to cause extensive damage in the house. It will only take a couple of seconds and you will be saving thousands of dollars in repairs if something happens.
Check your sump pump
We can’t control the weather, but we can control how we react to it, or at least take some measures to prevent a stressful situation. Before leaving, you can get a pot with hot water, or a bucket full of water and pour it down the pump to check if it’s flowing through properly. A storm could come to your area and your basement could get flooded. We don’t want that, you don’t want that, nobody wants that. So why not take a couple seconds to check everything is in order? You’ve waited long enough to get a break, a moment or two won’t make a big difference in your plans but it might help your home.
We at Thomson AC pride ourselves in offering the best quality service. Whether you need an installation, replacement or an air conditioning Repair in Los Alamitos, CA, we’re always willing to help out and ensure that, neither you nor your family has to spend a day without being perfectly comfortable at your home. Give us a call at (562) 201-3014 today
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