How Can Homeowners Prepare Their AC System For Summer Vacation?

Jun 7, 2022 | Vacation, AC, Air Conditioner, Blog, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Summer, Tips & Tricks, Xenia

Who’s ready to soak up some sun?! I know I am! Even if summer isn’t your preferred season, we all can appreciate a little summer holiday! Taking a much-warranted hiatus from school, work, and day-to-day obligations is beneficial for your health. The planning part of a vacation isn’t always the most enjoyable but can be essential for a truly restful getaway. Even if you are proactive in your vacation preparations, things can still go off track. But there is no need to worry; Xenia Heating & Air is delighted to help guide you through preventing any undesirable troubles stemming from your AC system.

What Is the Advantage Of Scheduling AC Maintenance Before Summer Vacation?

Let me be clear; you will only be putting your home, AC system, and yourself at a disadvantage by delaying professional preventative maintenance. Get it done now to better gain satisfaction in your summer vacation without unnecessary stress! Retreating home to inadequate air conditioning would be discouraging! Preventive care, when conducted by an HVAC specialist, provides the following:

  • Longer Life-Expectancy for Your System
  • Elevated Efficiency for Your System
  • Lowered Energy Expences
  • Lessened Carbon Footprint
  • Prevention of Frequent Breakdowns
  • Preservation of Product Warranty
  • Improved Indoor Air Quality

If your AC system is working as well as it should, you will find satisfaction in arriving home to an atmosphere that is cool, comforting, and cost-effective!

What Is the Advantage of Closing My Blinds During Summer Vacation?

Closing your blinds during your summer travels is valuable in providing privacy for your vacant home. Plus, it continues to be one of the most simple precautions you can take to save some energy over the summer. You won’t be there to take satisfaction in the sunlight anyway, and honestly, I can’t come up with a better time to use your blinds. Shutting out direct sunlight reduces solar heat within your home, relieving your air conditioner of becoming overworked in working to maintain a cool atmosphere for your home. In addition, it is beneficial to note that blackout blinds are a good investment because they are better at shutting out UV light than standard blinds. Reflective blinds are also quite marvelous in that they discourage your windows’ heat transfer by reflecting heat and light away from your home’s interior.

What Is the Advantage Of Cleaning My AC Unit Before Summer Vacation?

Still unsure how your AC system affects your summer vacation? If nothing else, remember this: every AC system gets dirty, even the most well cared for systems. A dirty and worn-out system can have adverse effects on your health and comfort, as well as your wallet! So, before taking that highly-desired summer vacation, here are some quick tips to ensure your system is in desirable condition:

  • Inspect/Change Dirty Air Filters
  • Clean/Declutter Air Vents
  • Clear Evaporator Drain
  • Watch for Indoor Refrigerant Leaks
  • Evaluate Ductwork/Look for Damages
  • Examine Evaporator Coil

If you feel unqualified or hesitant about taking these actions alone, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We will gladly lighten your load and help in whatever way possible. If you dominated this checklist, way to go! Now, don’t forget your outdoor AC component:

  • Remove Obstructive Plants/Debris
  • Dust Compressor Fins With Delicacy
  • Carefully Straighten Damaged Fins

Dust, debris, and dirt can hinder your system from delivering proper airflow. And, if your system isn’t efficiently operating, you will be disappointed to discover your energy costs have increased, and your home’s atmosphere isn’t so relaxing upon your return.

So what are you waiting for? Call Xenia Heating & Air today at (937) 708-8451, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! Summer will always be the busiest season for our devoted team because Ohio’s humid summer heat can be anything but merciful! Be proactive, prevent future troubles, and resign your HVAC needs to our trained experts, helping to ensure your summer vacation is one to remember!