Hit the road and enjoy your summer vacation! But first, ensure you take care of those A/C needs before leaving home. The last thing you want to do while away from home is to worry about your A/C system. However, if you don’t prep it properly, there’s a good chance you’ll come back to HVAC issues or a high energy bill. Here are some tips for getting your air conditioner ready to keep things cool this season, no matter where life takes you.


Believe it or not, you shouldn’t turn off your A/C when gone for long periods. If you turn off your HVAC system while away from home, it will waste energy and must work extra hard when turned back on after being shut down for an extended period of time.

To save money on utility bills during summer, consider upgrading your thermostat to a programmable wi-fi thermostat. One of the many great features is the ability to be set while away. Your thermostat doesn’t have to work harder than needed, which saves you money and keeps your home comfortable and ready for your return.

Pro tip: Want to save even more on your bill? Raise the temperature in your home 5-10 degrees higher than usual.

Change Your Filters

Vacation isn’t the time for your HVAC system to come to a halt because the air filter is clogged up. Give it a quick check and change it, if necessary.  The unit will run more efficiently and won’t have to work as hard. 

Clean the Area

If you want to ensure your AC unit is running smoothly while away, the outdoor areas near your system must be clean and clear of debris. Remove any leaves or branches around your home before leaving to reduce the potential for problems. Not only will it increase efficiency, but it will also help you save money on electricity!

If you need help prepping your system for vacation, call Avis Home Solutions, Inc. at 714-597-6997.

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