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The Solution to a Vacationer’s Dilemma

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Is your family heading out of state this month for an end-of-summer adventure before school starts? Traveling can be stressful, so we wanted to take some weight off your shoulders. If you’re a Central Illinois resident leaving for vacation soon, here are some things to consider about your home’s air conditioning to prepare you before you depart.

Have you ever been in the following situation? You’re loading up the car for a road trip, and one partner suggests turning the air conditioning off while the other recommends just turning up the indoor temperature. Which is best? Well, it depends on the weather forecast. When the days are humid and hot, you’ll want to leave on the air conditioning to reduce any unsafe moisture in your home or unnecessary strain on appliances like your fridge and freezer.

While people may think they will save energy and money if they turn off their home’s air conditioning when leaving for several days, that is not recommended for Central Illinois summers, since it will likely take even more energy to cool your home to a comfortable level when you get home. Instead, keeping the house at a constant temperature and lowering it when you get home is most efficient. Try setting the thermostat about 7-10 degrees higher than usual. Additionally, ensure that your curtains and windows are closed to block the heat from the sun.

It’s always essential to consider pets if they’re staying home while you are away. You’ll want to ensure you’re setting the thermostat to a safe and comfortable temperature for them which can be determined by talking with your vet.

If there is a problem with your air conditioning, don’t wait until you return from vacation to request A.C. repair. We’re ready to serve communities throughout Central Illinois, such as Peoria, Danvers, Ellsworth, Hopedale, Morton, Washington, and many other surrounding areas! Contact us today for all your air conditioning needs. 

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