You’re finally heading out on vacation. You’ve planned, packed, prepared, and now you can’t wait to hit the road. But before you go, there’s something else you need to take care of: your air conditioner.

When you’re away on vacation, you want to ensure your home stays in good shape. One of the most important parts of your home is your HVAC system. Make sure your HVAC system is in good shape before you leave on your next vacation with these easy tips.


Change Your Air Filter

Your AC filter is integral to the normal operations of your entire HVAC system. Its primary job is to help maintain your home’s indoor air quality. This may not seem like a concern when you’re not at home, but your filter affects much more than just your home’s air. If your filter is dirty, it forces your HVAC system to work harder risking damage or breakdowns. By replacing your filter before you leave, you can make sure your AC runs effectively while you’re away and when you arrive home.


Check Your Outdoor Unit

Your outdoor air conditioning unit can become clogged with dirt and debris over time. A clog will stop your unit from performing at its peak and can even cause lasting damage. Before you leave on vacation you can inspect and clean your outdoor unit to make sure it’s not buried. It’s also recommended that you clean up any loose debris in your yard – like fallen branches or children’s toys – to prevent them from blowing into and damaging your air conditioning system.


Adjust Your Thermostat Settings

Your HVAC shouldn’t be working overtime to cool your house if you’re not even at home. If you leave it running at full blast while on vacation, you’re wasting money and forcing your system to overwork. This doesn’t mean you should shut it off completely! In the scorching summer heat, this can cause your house to begin to overheat, which isn’t good either. The best thing you can do is to turn your thermostat down to an average temperature while you’re away. 


Get an Inspection and Tune Up

HVAC inspections and tune-ups give you peace of mind before going on vacation. Before you leave, call a professional HVAC service to inspect your HVAC system. The heating and cooling experts at Max Heating & Air Conditioning will be able to assess your system from top to bottom. We’ll identify any AC repairs or furnace repairs you need to complete before heading out on vacation and let you know whether or not they can wait until you’re back.

Remember, even if there are no repairs for you to complete, you should have a precision tune-up done at least once a year to keep your HVAC system running smoothly.


Complete Repair Work

HVAC repair work ensures more than your home comfort. It helps your HVAC last for years to come. Following your inspection, make sure you complete any and all air conditioner repairs. Completing the repairs will prevent any sudden HVAC breakdowns or mishaps while you’re away, allowing you to relax and enjoy your vacation. 

Before you leave on your next vacation, make sure you take the time to complete these tasks. If you have any questions or need to book an inspection, contact Max Heating & Air Conditioning. Our job is to keep your furnace and air conditioner running during your vacation and for years to come. Get in touch before your next vacation and relax knowing it’s been taken care of by service experts in heating and air conditioning.