If you and your family are getting ready to head out for a nice, long tropical summer vacation, you don’t want anything to get in your way and ruin your time of relaxation. One thing you don’t want to have to worry about when you are out exploring, is coming home to an unusually high energy bill. We have a few tips to help you save money on your energy bills while you are away on summer vacation.
Utilize Your Programmable Thermostat
In our most recent blog, we talked a little bit about how programmable thermostats can help you save money on your energy bills. A programmable thermostat is also a great solution for operating your cooling system while you are away on vacation. You can program your thermostat to cool your home during the day, so your home doesn’t get too hot, as well as shut off at night.
Unplug Your Devices
In our last blog, we mentioned that the majority of electricity used by different appliances and devices occurs when the appliance is actually turned off, but left plugged in. Before you jet off for your vacation getaway, be sure to unplug all of your appliances. Whether it’s your television or your computer, unplugging these devices will keep them from wasting unnecessary energy while you are gone. It will also help prevent a fire from starting while you are away.
Close Your Blinds
If you do not have a programmable thermostat and you choose to leave your system on, it is a good idea to close all of your blinds and windows while you are away. This will help reduce the amount of sunlight that gets into your home and will help keep it feeling cool so your cooling system does not turn on when it’s not needed.
Contact our team of experts today if you have any questions regarding the heating and cooling systems in your Gainesville home. We are happy to help you save money and energy.