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Thermostats can help lower your energy bill
By programing your thermostat you can save some important dollars. Check out our “HOW CAN I REDUCE MY ENERGY COSTS?” details under our “HVAC For Dummies” section.
What should you do during long vacations? Well, the same applies, but you have to take a few extra things into consideration if you expect your home to be empty for weeks or months at a time:
Your home is your investment
We all protect our investment. Setting the thermostat a little higher in the summer or lower in the winter may cause adverse effects. If you live in a hot climate, your drywall and wood floors could get damaged. Lower temperatures in the winter can cause condensation and pipes may freeze.
We recommend keeping the house temperature between 50-60 degrees in the winter and no higher than 80 in the summer. A few extra dollars in your utility bills might prevent extensive damage to your home.
Keeping up with the latest technology can help save money too. Older thermostats can be upgraded to the newer Wi-Fi thermostat. These units can be accessed from anywhere. You can monitor the weather around your home and make the necessary adjustments to your home climate. Some units can alert you if the temperature drops below your set point.
Today’s smartphones make our lives easier. By downloading an APP you get full control over your home’s inner environment.
Before you leave your house
Having the correct settings on your thermostat is an important factor in controlling your home’s climate. Depending on the season, there are a few other things you can do to take care of your home.
Close your curtains minimizing direct sun light.
Since frozen pipes are a big concern during the winter months, draining the water is highly recommended. Keep cabinet doors under your sink open to help warm air circulate around the pipes.
We are always here to help with any questions. Give us a call 248-352-4656
by Tal Siegmann
During the hot summer days we rely on our AC to cool us down. One of the most important things a homeowner can do is clean the outside AC unit. Over time dirt, leaves and grass clippings can accumulate on the outside of the unit. This build up impacts the system’s capacity.
Prior to cleaning the unit shut the power off. Use a garden hose to gently clean the debris. Do not use a power washer and be extra careful not to damage the fins on the coil.
Cleaning is just one of the maintenance tasks our technicians perform during a routine AC maintenance call. While inspecting your unit they will check the following:
Call us today to set up a time for our experienced professionals to maintain your AC.