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I'm Going On Vacation, What Should I Set My Thermostat To?

I'm Going On Vacation, What Should I Set My Thermostat To?With summer fast approaching, many homeowners are anxiously looking at the calendar for when they can take their next vacation.

As any homeowner knows, an essential part of preparing for a vacation is ensuring that your home is set up for success while you’re away. As such, it’s important to set your thermostat to a specific temperature when you’re sipping Mai Tai’s on the beach in Kauai.

What Temperature Should You Set Your Thermostat to While Away?

So what temperature should you set your thermostat to while away? Well, that depends, mostly on your preferences and your goal.

It’s important not to turn off your HVAC system completely while you’re away, as this will result in either excess humidity or potentially frozen pipes.

Instead, run your HVAC system minimally so that it can moderate temperatures. If you are leaving in the summer or spring, keep your AC running at around 78 degrees. This will ensure that your HVAC system isn’t overworked, but will also prevent your home from getting too hot or muggy.

If you’re leaving during the colder months, you may want to set your thermostat to 60 degrees.

Some homeowners try to lower their thermostats to save on heating bills, but we warn against this. If you let your home get too cold, your pipes could freeze.

Pets, Plants, and More

If you have pets in your home, you will want to set your thermostat to more moderate temperatures, closer to the ones you enjoy when you are at home.

There are other factors, too, that you may want to consider. For example, if you collect expensive art or paintings or house many electronics, you will want to keep your home at a much more moderate temperature to protect these items.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat or Smart Thermostat

The best way to create optimal temperatures while you’re away is to invest in a smart thermostat.

programmable thermostat is a terrific option for homeowners as it has an automatic scheduling interface, allowing you to perfect your home’s temperatures throughout the week.

Additionally, smart thermostats are controlled by WiFi, so you’ll always have the ability to moderate your home’s temperature, even while you’re away.

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