Rhino Heating & Air Conditioning has been receiving many calls from homeowners who are wondering how to set their A/C thermostat while away. As you plan your next vacation, let us show you how to set your A/C thermostat before you leave.
Tips for Setting Your A/C When You’re On VacationYou are probably thinking that turning off your central air conditioning will give you great savings. That’s not always the case! Here’s how to set your A/C thermostat before you head out on vacation:
- For a short-time vacation (like a day or two), keep your A/C on and set a higher temperature. But for a longer vacation (like a week or more), you can turn your unit off and use a programmable thermostat to cool your home a day before you return.
- Get updates about the weather forecast in your area. This helps you decide whether you need to turn your A/C on and off.
- If your home has enough insulation and low air infiltration, it ideally has a higher resistance to heat build-up. It can retain cool temperature for a longer period, so you might need to set your temperature a bit higher or completely turn the unit off, depending on the weather and the length of your vacation.