I have always struggled to choose whether I should switch off the air conditioning unit in our house or leave it running when I go on an extended trip; on the few times that I have gone, I always leave someone behind to be sure that the heating and cooling unit will be in use.
- Then however, this a single time, I thought about locking our house and leaving it unoccupied, and I struggled with this before finally deciding to call our HVAC serviceman for sound advice.
I was indecisive on whether to have someone stay around or not since winter, and I was afraid of coming back to frozen or burst pipes and taps. I knew that I would not be able to love our trip if I was always worrying about our HVAC system’s state… After all, this is a single of the most significant investments in our house, and the last thing I needed was to assume about replacing it simply because it broke down while I was away… Fortunately, our HVAC contactor helped me and others separate myths from truth. Based on his advice, I installed a smart control unit that would supply myself and others the freedom to regulate the temperatures remotely. I no longer needed to have someone in our section in our absence, however with these, I could monitor the situation and decide if I would adjust the temperatures or not. Ideally, the HVAC professional suggested myself and others to set it at 55 degrees Fahrenheit, but this was an excellent middle ground that would ensure our pipes remained unfrozen but at the same time save myself and others from the heartache of exorbitant energy bills at the end of the week.