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home Are you heading on vacation and hate the idea of paying to cool down a house where nobody’s home? Maybe you have a second home that sits vacant throughout most of the summer and doesn’t truly need air conditioning year-round. Figuring out how to balance the budget for a home that remains empty can be tricky. You want to do what is best for the house but hate the idea of paying for unnecessary service.

When it comes to a vacant house in the summertime, what temperature should you leave your house at? The answer may not be as clear-cut as you think. Take a look at these guidelines to help you decide what temperature is perfect for your home.

How long will you be gone?

The length of time that you will be away from home ultimately determines how high you should set your thermostat. If you only plan to leave for the weekend or for a few days, it is probably best to make sure that you leave your air conditioning running. Some people prefer to set their thermostat the same as they would for a day at work. This means that you might want to set it seven or eight degrees higher than you usually would when you’re at home.

What about longer vacations?

If you are going on a longer vacation (anything over three days), the Department of Energy recommends taking a much more drastic step to save money on your utility bill. Instead of setting the thermostat just slightly higher, change it to a temperature between 85 and 90 degrees. Alternatively, you could turn off the air conditioner altogether.

Will the house be too hot when I come home?

It’s almost impossible to predict what temperature your home will be at upon your return. However, you can take a few steps to make your house more comfortable before you ever arrive. The first thing you can do is limit the amount of heat that enters your home by closing the blinds and curtains before you leave. This can block some of the sun’s heat being absorbed by the house.

A smart thermostat would be another excellent way to start cooling down your house before you arrive. Homeowners who take frequent trips might want to invest in one of these handy tools. You can adjust the temperature back to a comfortable range on the morning you plan to return. This means that your house should be cool and comfortable by the time your car pulls into the driveway that evening.

No matter where you’re going or how long you will be gone, it’s important to take the proper precautions with your HVAC system. At Classic Air Conditioning Boerne, we can help you to take great care of your AC unit. We have the AC repair professionals to help if you come home to a broken unit or if you want to install a smart thermostat. Contact us for an AC repair in New Braunfels

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Karrie Mikle
Karrie Mikle
2022-05-06
Verified
Everyone I have dealt with at Classic over the last several years always go the extra mile with customer service. Reliable, pleasant and knowledgeable team - especially JOEY SCALA!
Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
2022-05-03
Verified
Eddie, Isaac and saul did amazing work, talked to me about everything, and made sure they installed my new ac properly. Thank yall so much!
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
2022-04-18
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William Bragg
William Bragg
2022-04-08
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We've been using Classic Air Conditioning & Heating Services for the past five years to include Installation of new units (flawless by the way), bi-annual check-ups that are scheduled and carried out without a second thought on my part, and in emergencies (backed up drain in the bathroom with a response time in under 24 hours to troubleshoot the problem). Their technicians are master's at their craft, personable, and cut to the chase on his service calls. I never feel like I'm being given the run around or a sales pitch with this company. Today, Mitchell Wesch went above and beyond walking us through what was happening and provided a multitude of options and expected timelines for future repairs. Once again, a great example of exemplary customer service. He was able to troubleshoot the problem with zero delay. We're ready for the Texas summer, and are already looking forward to the next scheduled service call. Thank you Classic Services for keeping our home healthy and happy.
Sondra Von Gyllenband
Sondra Von Gyllenband
2022-04-08
Verified
These folks are kind and helpful. They will above and beyond to assist. They make sure what needs to be done is done. Sondra
Lexie Gillotti
Lexie Gillotti
2022-04-06
Verified
Theresa did an amazing job! She informed me about everything she was doing and took extra pictures so I could have them for my record. She was quick but still answered all my questions. She definitely saved the day when my condensor froze over on the coldest day of the year, leaving my family in the cold. She was out at my house within the hour and had everything fixed in minutes.
MARIE ORTEGA
MARIE ORTEGA
2022-03-29
Verified
Very professional presentation and very very quick arrival day Same Day to our needs much better than anyone in San Antonio, very disappointed with services from San Antonio. Importantly corrected our problem in same day. Took their time and gave advice and great great pricing. Won’t go anywhere else. Will always consider local businesses instead.
Jeffrey Fields
Jeffrey Fields
2022-03-26
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Jan Smith
Jan Smith
2022-03-10
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Stephanie Corona
Stephanie Corona
2022-02-23
Verified
Well, once again, Classic comes to the rescue. I am on their yearly maintenance plan and yesterday Nate showed up for a late afternoon service call. Nate was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. This company never ceases to impress me. From the person that answers the phone to the people that come out to help. ALWAYS on time, responsive and caring. GREAT JOB NATE!!!

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1893 State Highway 46 South, New Braunfels, TX 78130, United States

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