Saving Energy at Home While You’re Away

Are you and your family planning a vacation getaway this summer? Between traveling expenses and the cost of staying at a hotel or resort, it would be nice to save money in where you can in other aspects. To ensure that the vacation expenses do not exceed your expectations, it’s best to consider prepping your home for the time you will be away. Ethical Air wants you to have an enjoyable time away from home and not come back to a hefty electric bill! Consider the following energy-saving tips:


First and foremost, you will want to unplug appliances around the house. These can be both indoor and outdoor appliances. Anything that is plugged into a power source is using energy, whether the appliance is turned on or off. Be sure to unplug all electronics, lamps, and even large appliances that can be unplugged without harming you or your possessions. Depending on the length of your vacation, you might consider emptying your refrigerator and unplugging the unit while you are away.

Another way to save money and energy while you are away from home is to adjust your thermostat. Setting your thermostat to only come on when the temperatures rise to a particular point will conserve energy but also maintain coolness about the home with Florida air conditioning. Many thermostats feature an “away” or “vacation” mode that can be set.

The more that these appliances and Florida air conditioning cooling units are running, the more energy they will use; so why not scale it back when you are not home? To learn more about energy-saving tips and thermostat settings of your home’s cooling system, contact Ethical Air. We can help you stay within your budget this summer!