Summer Tips for Your Vacation Home When You’re Away
If you’re a seasonal homebuyer from colder areas, you understand the importance of maintaining your Palm Springs vacation home during the summer months. To ensure your property remains in good condition while you’re away, consider these essential tips:
- Schedule bi-annual AC servicing: Arrange AC maintenance at the start of winter and summer to keep your system running smoothly.
- Keep your AC running: Avoid turning off your AC during summer. Set the temperature to 85º F (29.4º C) to prevent furniture and wood from drying out.
- Maintain pest control service: Don’t halt your pest control treatments. Continuously treat the perimeter of your home.
- Explore home check services: Consider hiring a home check company that can periodically inspect your property. They can run water in sinks and showers and flush toilets to prevent sewer gas odor when drain traps dry up in the desert climate.
Tips From a Palm Springs Air Conditioning Professional
Todd Shaw, owner of Desert Air in Palm Springs, advises against setting your thermostat too high when away for the summer. Based on his expertise, Shaw recommends setting the thermostat to 85º F to strike a balance between energy savings and proper maintenance. Desert Air has been serving the area since 1954, and Todd represents the third generation of his family in the business.
Selling Your Home During the Summer Months
If you plan to sell your Palm Springs home in the summer, it’s crucial to create a comfortable environment for potential buyers. Our Sheri Dettman & Associates realty team has witnessed cases where buyers walked away from homes with uncomfortably high temperatures. To make your home more appealing, we suggest setting the thermostat to 79º F (26.1º C) when your property is listed for sale.
Disclosure: While we employ Desert Air to service our personal home and office, we receive no compensation for mentioning them here.