Here come the holidays and all the hustle, bustle and chaos that goes with it. Big fun, right? Of course, but it also requires a little planning and organization, especially if your family is doing any traveling during the holidays. Whenever you vacate your home for any length of time, certain preparations have to be made in order to save on utilities, and this is doubly important during the winter months—when the Western Michigan wicked weather can be brutal to a home that is not ready.
So, make sure you have performed all your seasonal maintenance – a heating tune-up will ensure your system is working the way it should. Then batten down the hatches nice and tight for your trip. And while you are at it, make sure you arrange for minimal energy usage while you are gone. We all agree that there is no sense heating your home to the same level as when you are there, so dropping that thermostat is a prudent and smart energy-saving plan. Your friends at Mast Heating & Cooling also want to share other tips for saving energy while you are away. They include:
These are just a few tips to help you save money on your utility bills while you are away. There are plenty of other things for you to take care of (like scheduling friends or neighbors to check on the property, halting the mail, etc.), so let the Grand Rapids area HVAC experts at Mast Heating & Cooling make sure your home’s system is ready. Call us today for a system tune-up, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.