When you’re getting ready to go on vacation and hiring a pet sitter, make sure that you prepare a checklist ahead of time. While this sitter checklist should include information on caring for your pets, it should also have HVAC information on it. This helps ensure that your home will stay at a comfortable temperature, so your pets won’t get too hot while you’re away. You should include the following items on your sitter checklist.
Check the Thermostat Settings
Have your pet sitter check the thermostat settings when they get to your home in order to make sure that they’re at a comfortable temperature. Your pet sitter can turn the thermostat up a few degrees while they’re not at your home, which will help keep your energy bills lower. However, if you have an older pet or pets with heart problems, the thermostat should not be kept too high, since this can put these pets at risk of health issues.
Leave a Contact Number for HVAC Emergencies
You don’t want your home to get uncomfortably hot while you’re away due to an HVAC problem. Summer temperatures outdoors in the South Texas area can cause your home’s interior to get too warm for your pets. Leave instructions for your pet sitter to get in touch with you right away if there’s an HVAC emergency. Keep in mind that you can contact the technicians at Mathews CCAC for emergency repairs while you’re away. Just make sure that the sitter will be around to let them in.
Schedule Maintenance Prior to Vacation
You can avoid any problems with your air conditioning while you’re gone by having maintenance done before you leave. Set up routine maintenance for your HVAC system, so that our technicians can inspect it, clean it and make sure that there are no potential problems with it.
If your HVAC system needs maintenance before your vacation, please contact CCAC. Our technicians can make sure that your home in the Coastal Bend will stay cool for your pets and your pet sitter while you’re gone.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about your HVAC system, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.