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Save Money During Your Vacation with the Right Thermostat

Summer is here, and with it, the travel season! With the kids out of school, the summer months are the perfect time for a vacation – but what do you do about your home?

While you’re spending money on a fun vacation, you’ll definitely want to save on your heating and cooling costs at home. Who better to ask for cooling advice than your local experts, Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co.? Keep reading for tips to cut cooling costs at your home this summer!

Check Out the ‘Hold’ Feature

Sometimes called permanent, the hold feature is a must-have on your smart thermostat. While a programmable thermostat can save you money by operating on a schedule that alters the temperature, it can be too rigid in some homes.

However, the hold feature means you have one less thing to worry about while you’re on vacation! Set your home a little warmer while you’re away, and tell your thermostat to hold that temperature. You can maintain your home’s humidity and general temperature, without spending extra money to cool an empty home.

Keep Your AC Running

While it’s tempting to turn off your air conditioner before you leave for vacation, DON’T. With the AC shut off, your home can turn into a humid oven while you’re gone and this can cause a lot of damage to wood floors and furniture. Your air conditioner maintains a comfortable temperature for you and your family, but it also draws humidity out of the air.

It’s in your best interest to set your thermostat several degrees higher than you normally would for the duration of your trip. You’ll come home to a far more comfortable home and still enjoy savings!

Come Home to the Perfect Temperature

After a relaxing vacation and the long trip home, the last thing you want is to walk into a hot, humid home. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it to lower the temperature an hour or two before you get home so your home is cool and comfortable. If you have a thermostat that can be controlled from your phone, use the app on your phone to set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature an hour before you’re set to arrive at your door. Walk in and enjoy the full experience of being home, right away.

trane-logoAt Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we offer Nexia compatible Trane thermostats.

The Trane Nexia thermostats (Trane XL624 Control, Trane XL824 Control, Trane ComfortLink II XL850 & Trane Comfortlink II XL950) offer varied features that allow you greater control of your home’s comfort system and peace of mind while you’re away.

The Trane XL824 Control has a 4.3” color touch screen that displays the temperature and humidity levels in your home. With a tap of a finger, you can control your home’s comfort system and even your humidifier.

The Trane XL824 thermostat includes:

  • Ability to create up to 6 daily heating and cooling schedules
  • Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection
  • Upgradable software
  • Nexia App (available on internet-enabled smart phones, tablets, and computers)
  • 5-day weather forecast & weather radar (when using your router and an active Nexia account)
  • Capability to expand your Nexia Home Intelligence System (with compatible smart products such as cameras, deadbolts, motion sensors, and more!)

Whether you’re headed out for vacation or relaxing at home, the comfort of your home can make or break your experience. Give Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call at (910) 933-2338 to help you maintain the comfort in your home, day or night!