Tips for Setting Your Thermostat for Vacation

vacation During summer, people spend a lot of time on vacation. When they come home, they don’t want to come back to a boiling hot house. At the same time, they don’t want to pay for an unnecessary energy use.

To decide on the perfect temperature setting while on vacation, it depends on what homeowners normally set their Air Conditioner temperature at while they are home. When on vacation, the thermostat should only be set five degrees higher than the normal setting. If it is normally set at 76 while they are home, they should set it at 81 while they are away.

This way they are not wasting extra energy, and the house won’t be overly warm when they return home. Cooling only changes the air 18 to 22 degrees, unlike heating, which changes the temperature 20 to 40 degrees.

When homeowners completely turn off the air conditioning, they are risking mold and mildew caused by the heat and humidity. Humidity damage occurs above 90 degrees, which a home could easily reach easily during a warm summer day.

SensiAnother option is to have us install a WiFi Thermostat.  Simply use your smart phone and the free Sensi App to take control.
What Sensi Thermostat can do:

  1. Custom scheduling (up to 7 different schedule options)
  2. Adjust the temperature from your phone
  3. Get local weather information for your home
  4. Contractor-On-Call
  5. Heating and cooling system alerts
  6. Secure network
  7. Dedicated support team

save moneyStill trying to see if this is the fit for you?  Install the Sensi WiFi Thermostat now and you can qualify for up to:

  • $50 rebate thru DTE
  • $50 thru Consumers Energy

*Must be installed by licensed contractor, Mike’s will process all qualifying rebates, and the utility company will send you the check.


About Mike's Heating & Cooling

We are heating and cooling professionals! We maintain a high level of quality among our staff. All of our installers and technicians are trained on a regular, on-going basis.
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4 Responses to Tips for Setting Your Thermostat for Vacation

  1. Pingback: Tips for Setting Your Thermostat for Vacation | The CRT Tipster

  2. CRTtipster says:

    Great info! 🙂 We reblogged and linked back to your post on our blog: (It’s a WordPress blog as well.) Thanks for sharing!


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