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Preparing Your AC System for Travel

ac systemVacation season is upon us! Before you set off and embrace relaxation mode, there’s one home detail often overlooked: your HVAC system. Just like your houseplants, your HVAC needs a little TLC before you head out. Here at Clay’s Climate Control, we want your return home to be filled with happy memories—not a blast of hot air and a scramble for emergency air conditioning services. Below, our team discusses why an HVAC tune-up is a must before leaving town or returning home for the week! 

Simple Steps for Travel Prep

Here’s the good news; prepping your unit for vacation is a breeze! With a few easy steps, you can ensure your home stays comfortable and your energy-efficient HVAC system avoids unnecessary stress:

  • Adjust the Thermostat: Don’t leave your HVAC running at full blast while you’re gone. Bumping the thermostat up a few degrees (ideally around 80°F) can significantly reduce energy consumption without sacrificing the structural integrity of your home. Remember, an empty house doesn’t need to be as cool as an occupied one.
  • Change the Air Filter: A clean air filter is essential for efficient airflow and optimal system performance. Replace your filter before you leave to ensure your HVAC can breathe easily while you’re away.
  • Power Surge Protection: Storms can occur when you’re away. Consider installing a surge protector specifically for your HVAC unit to safeguard it from potential power fluctuations.
  • Clear Debris: Check around the outdoor unit for any leaves, branches, or other debris that might obstruct airflow or attract unwanted critters.
  • Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up: For ultimate peace of mind, consider scheduling a maintenance check with Clay’s Climate Control. Our qualified technicians can perform a comprehensive inspection, identify any potential issues, and ensure your HVAC system is in tip-top shape before you head out.

Why Prepping Your Energy-Efficient HVAC for Traveling Matters

Whether you’re going on vacation or just returning home for the week, an unexpected heat wave can put extra strain on your unit, leading to potential breakdowns and costly repairs. But that’s not all! An unprepared HVAC system working overtime in scorching temperatures can see a significant spike in energy consumption, leaving you with a hefty bill on top of a malfunctioning system. By taking preventative measures like adjusting the thermostat and replacing the air filter, you can ensure your HVAC system runs efficiently and uses less energy to maintain a comfortable temperature in your empty home. This translates to savings on your energy bill and a system that’s less likely to experience a breakdown during your absence.

Relax and Recharge With Clay’s Climate Control!

By following these simple steps, you can return from your vacation to a comfortable home and a smoothly functioning HVAC system. Here at Clay’s Climate Control, we’re committed to keeping your home’s climate just the way you like it, all year round. 

Are you looking for ways to optimize your HVAC system? Contact Clay’s Climate Control today at 609-281-8527 to discuss our 3C Maintenance Plan and other services designed to keep your home comfortable and worry-free!


What to Look For When Choosing an HVAC Company

hvac companyKeeping your home comfortable year-round relies on a dependable HVAC system. When that system needs attention, finding trustworthy service experts becomes a priority. But with so many HVAC installers out there, how do you ensure quality service and prioritize your comfort?

Here’s where Clay’s Climate Control steps in! As a local, family-owned company with a long history of serving our neighbors, we understand the importance of partnering with HVAC service technicians who keep your home’s climate comfortable and your family safe. This blog will help you choose the best contractor for your needs, exploring crucial factors like licensing and insurance, references, and reputation. By the end, you’ll have the confidence to choose a technician who prioritizes your home’s comfort and wallet.

Why Selecting the Right HVAC Installer Matters

Choosing reliable service experts for heating and cooling ensures:

  • Skilled Workmanship: Certified technicians guarantee proper diagnosis, repair, or installation, preventing future problems and saving money.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing qualified professionals are on the job reduces stress and worry.
  • Safety: Faulty HVAC systems can pose safety risks. Qualified HVAC service technicians ensure your system functions safely and efficiently.
  • Long-Term Savings: Selecting the right contractor upfront saves money in the long run by preventing unnecessary repairs and replacements.

Key Considerations When Choosing an HVAC Contractor

Now, let’s explore the factors to consider when selecting an HVAC contractor:

  • Licensing and Insurance: Always verify the contractor has a valid license in your area. Ensure they carry liability and worker’s compensation insurance to protect you and their employees in case of accidents. Clay’s Climate Control is fully licensed and insured, so you can relax knowing you’re covered.
  • Experience and Reputation: Look for an established HVAC service company with a proven track record of satisfied customers. Check online reviews on Google, Yelp, and the Better Business Bureau to see what others say about their experience. Clay’s Climate Control has served families in New Jersey for generations. We take pride in our reputation for exceptional service and happy customers! And now, backed by Ace Hardware Company, we will continue to deliver an amazing experience to every customer, every time.
  • Upfront Pricing and Clear Communication: Avoid contractors who offer vague estimates or pressure you into rushed decisions. A reputable contractor will provide a detailed breakdown of costs before any work begins. At Clay’s Climate Control, we believe in transparent communication. We’ll discuss all your options and pricing upfront, so there are no surprises.
  • References and Warranties: Don’t hesitate to ask for references from past customers. A reputable HVAC service technician will readily provide a list of satisfied clients who can vouch for their work. Inquire about warranties offered on parts and labor. Clay’s Climate Control stands behind our work with comprehensive warranties, giving you peace of mind.
  • Comfort and Trust: Ultimately, you want to feel secure with the person entering your home. Look for a patient contractor, who answers your questions thoroughly and takes the time to explain your options. At Clay’s Climate Control, we treat our customers like family. You’ll never feel pressured, and we’ll walk you through everything in a clear and friendly manner.

Clay’s Climate Control – Your Trusted Partner for Year-Round Comfort

We understand that navigating the world of HVAC service can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to do it alone! At Clay’s Climate Control, we’re dedicated to providing our neighbors with reliable, professional, and friendly HVAC services. Contact us today at 609-212-4288 to schedule an appointment.