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Prepare for Cooler Fall Weather by Scheduling a Las Vegas HVAC Maintenance Visit


Nevada enjoyed a beautiful summer this year, but those long summer days are readily getting shorter and shorter with fall and winter fast approaching. The cooler temperatures may be ideal for outdoor bon fires and longer hikes outside the city, but they also signal it’s time to switch from using your air conditioning equipment to your heating equipment. This makes it prime time to schedule Las Vegas HVAC maintenance. Here are three more reasons why you should schedule a maintenance visit now.

3 Reasons It’s Important to Schedule Las Vegas HVAC Maintenance in the Fall

  1. Keep HVAC efficiency high and energy bills low. Heating and cooling account for nearly half of the average household’s energy bills every year. These important pieces of equipment are key to keeping our homes comfortable during the hot days of summer and frigid winter nights. However, peak efficiency performance requires preventative care and maintenance. When you schedule a fall Las Vegas HVAC maintenance visit, technicians will do a thorough inspection of your heating equipment and check fluid levels, test motors and inspect for leaks. These preventative and mitigation steps will ensure when you turn on your heating equipment for the first time, you are enjoying its best performance possible.
  2. Confirm clearance from summer clutter. There’s a lot of fuss about spring cleaning, but we believe fall clearing is just as important. After the warm winds of summer and late summer monsoon season, Nevada homes often showcase a fair amount of overgrowth and clutter. In the fall, it’s important to complete thorough inspections and clear out any leaves, twigs and other debris from around outdoor HVAC units. Fall is also an ideal time to trim back any shrubs, branches and other plant life (a good rule of thumb is to keep a three-foot clearance around HVAC units). Fall trimming is especially important if you have any weak or dying branches that could knock out heating equipment should they fall.
  3. Preventative maintenance and repairs now mean less risk of headaches tomorrow. The last thing you and your family want is for your heating equipment to break down in the middle of winter, especially in the peak of the holiday season. Impromptu major breakdowns like this can be expensive to fix when they’re last-minute and often could be avoided with a bit of preventative maintenance and equipment inspections. While no heating equipment will last forever, experienced technicians know how to spot warning signs before they become reality. Scheduling a Las Vegas HVAC maintenance visit in the fall enables you to be one step ahead of repairs with small issues remedied before they have the chance to become mega headaches. Plus, such annual or biannual service visits can add years onto the lifespan of your equipment.

Schedule a Las Vegas HVAC Maintenance Visit Today

For more information about why you should schedule a Las Vegas HVAC maintenance this fall, or to go ahead and schedule a service visit, contact us today at Instant Air. You can also call us at (702) 385-2665 for same day guarantee service whenever you need professional, experienced HVAC repair.




Hit by Flash Flooding in Las Vegas? Why You May Need an HVAC Replacement


As frightening as flash flooding can be, dealing with the aftermath can be even more stressful.

Many homeowners are dealing with flooded heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment from the recent monsoon season. And many are now confronting the possibility of an HVAC replacement in Las Vegas.

Here we answer some commonly asked questions about HVAC units impacted by flooding:

Question: My outdoor unit got flooded with water. What should I do?

Answer: Turn it off and call a professional to inspect the damage before turning it back on again. Instant Air provides 24 hour service for instances like this, so be sure to call us right away so we can get you back up and running ASAP.

Question: So, I really I shouldn’t turn on my AC?

Answer: Correct. If you haven’t already turned it on, leave it that way. And if you have turned it on, turn it off immediately. Even if your air conditioner looks OK, or you think the heat may have dried it out, it’s not worth taking the chance as it could lead to irreparable damage.

Question: My neighbor turned on his flooded unit after a few days and it seems fine. So what does this mean?

Answer: It’s difficult to tell without seeing the unit in person. But remember that looks can be deceiving. It’s possible that your neighbor’s condensing unit sustained considerable damage – and that he is taking a safety risk by continuing to run his air conditioner in a compromised state. It’s never worth taking chances with a complex piece of electrical machinery like an air conditioner.

Question: So what can flood water do to an air conditioner?

Answer: Potentially, lots of things. The electrical components – the wiring, fuses and circuits – may be damaged. Plus, flood water tends to be dirty and clogged with debris. This debris can cling to the condenser unit coil. So even if your air conditioner is working now this grime may be reducing its efficiency and eventually cause the unit to falter. Your HVAC system represents one of the biggest investments you’ve made in your home. Entrust a reputable HVAC contractor to clean, dry, disinfect, repair and restore it, if possible.

Question: “If possible” sounds like I should prepare myself for the possibility of an HVAC replacement. Is this correct?

Answer: Yes, this might be a smart move. Take it from the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, a trade association that has been advising homeowners dealing with flood damage from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida. AHRI President & CEO Stephen Yurek has been encouraging flood-ravaged homeowners to “play it safe” with their HVAC systems: “Standing water in a yard, house or basement can damage a home’s heating, cooling and water heating equipment in ways that are not always readily apparent, putting families at risk. We advise homeowners to play it safe and replace, rather than repair, flood-damaged heating, cooling and water heating equipment.”

Schedule an Inspection or Las Vegas HVAC Replacement Quote

Avoiding a professional HVAC inspection after a flooding can lead to detrimental consequences. Protect your investment by scheduling an Instant Air technician to come inspect your unit for damage. If it’s beyond repair, our team will guide you through different HVAC replacement options and provide recommendations. If you have any further questions, please call us at (702) 385-2665.




Last Chance to Capitalize on This Summer End Closeout Deal for HVAC in Las Vegas


Savvy consumers know the best time to buy winter coats is at the tail end of winter – just like the best time to buy summer suits and dresses is at the tail end of summer.

You may have to wait until the season rolls around again to wear your purchases, but in the meantime, you can bask (and boast) in the realization that you’ve saved a significant amount of money over what you would have spent at the high-season mark.

The stakes grow right along with price, which is why a $1,000 discount from Instant Air makes now the very best time to purchase a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for your home.

Customers find lots to love in their new HVAC in Las Vegas

A discount like this one will not last forever. In fact, it ends on October 31st. Take it from the Instant Air customers who have already taken advantage of this deep discount. They have told us:

  • Saving $1,000 has made a new HVAC unit affordable and attainable.
  • They relish the idea they successfully saved a great deal of money on what is the costliest system in their home.
  • They finally feel unburdened by the constant expense and worry of “patching together” their ailing air conditioner (because most air conditioners require more frequent repairs during the last two years of their lifespan).
  • They’re surprised at the improved quality of their indoor air (explained by the fact that many of today’s energy-efficient systems are better equipped to reduce humidity and indoor allergens).
  • They enjoy the quieter operation of their new HVAC unit.

They will need a little more time to tell, but many of our customers also should enjoy lower energy bills. This is because many HVAC systems consume far less energy than their predecessors. In fact, “today’s best air conditioners use 30 to 50 percent less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid-1970s,” the U.S. Department of Energy says. “Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20 to 40 percent of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.”

Inquire About Instant Air’s Summer End HVAC in Las Vegas Deal

Cash in on the $1,000 savings and get your new HVAC in Las Vegas. To get started, call Instant Air and make an appointment so we can properly size your home, study its exposure to the sun on all sides and make a recommendation for the best HVAC units for you.




Ways to Combat Indoor Air Pollution


The scorching Las Vegas heat means air conditioners work full-time which, in turn, means your house is sealed up for months on end. This results in a host of indoor air pollutants like animal dander, dust mites and pollen being trapped inside. These pollutants can exacerbate allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments for people with such conditions. Children, in particular, can be seriously affected by indoor irritants.

The top offenders of poor indoor air quality are chemicals, particulates and mold. The EPA offers a bunch of suggestions on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Top recommendations include updating your home’s ventilation, purifying the inside air and controlling the source of pollutants.

Eco-Friendly Ways to Combat Indoor Air Pollution

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but these DIY measures will go a long way toward easier breathing for everyone:

  • Replacing or Cleaning Your HVAC Consider replacing a standard filter with one designed to remove more contaminants. Filters that have deep pleats or are electrostatic are better at trapping more particles, but should also be cleaned regularly.
  • Use Green Cleaning Products. Use environmentally-friendly cleaners in place of those with abrasive chemicals. There are plenty of natural alternatives for cleaning your home, so ditch those that contain bleach and ammonia whenever possible.
  • Allergy-Proof Bedrooms. Encase mattresses, box springs, and pillows in covers designed to keep dust mites and animal dander at bay. Use hot water when washing bedclothes weekly and set to high heat when drying.
  • Vacuum Regularly. Vacuums are great for sucking up dust and dander that settles on carpets, furniture and other household surfaces. If you have carpeting, a full-sized model is ideal for deep cleaning and typically comes with HEPA filters.
  • Ventilate and Clean Air Ducts. All indoor pollutants can be exacerbated by poor home ventilation, so it’s a good idea to regularly have your home’s ducts cleaned by a professional. You can also improve ventilation by equipping kitchens and baths with ventilation fans to remove moisture which can lead to mold growth. To avoid structural damage, all ventilation fans should be vented to the outside, not to the attic or crawl space.

Remove Indoor Air Pollution with an Air Duct Cleaning

The steps above are great ways to combat indoor air pollution, but sometimes you need a professional to take your DIY tactics to the next level. In particular, air duct cleaning requires special equipment and trained technicians to do a thorough job for optimal results. Instant Air is here to help. Contact us today by calling (702) 385-2665 to learn more about our air duct cleaning services, book your appointment and get one step closer to breathing easier!




Why You Should Consider an HVAC Replacement in Las Vegas Now


You work hard for your money, so you’re careful about how you spend it, especially on a major investment like a new HVAC Replacement for your Las Vegas home.

So now you want to run through that list of motivators just one more time – as you should. Let an authoritative third party, the U.S. Department of Energy, lead the way. Then allow the most reliable and trustworthy HVAC company in Las Vegas, Instant Air, cushion this investment with a $1,000 summer end discount.

When it’s Time to Consider a Replacement

No matter what the brand, most HVAC systems are rugged and durable. But even when they’re well maintained and tuned up once a year, they will not last forever. As machinery, they have a definite lifespan. If you’re considering an HVAC replacement in Las Vegas, the department of energy says “the writing is on the wall” when:

  • An air conditioner is more than 10 years old.
  • The furnace or boiler system is more than 15 years old.
  • The system is breaking down more frequently, requiring repairs.
  • Your energy bills keep going up while your usage has remained constant.
  • Some areas in your home are too warm, too cold or too humid.
  • Your home is excessively dusty.

Why Fall is the Best Time for an HVAC Replacement in Las Vegas

Some Las Vegas residents question the wisdom of investing in a new HVAC system at the end of summer, assuming they will miss out on taking advantage of its cooling power since the hottest days of the year are behind them. The second part of this statement is probably true, but it should be weighed against some compelling realities:

  • Fall is the hottest time of the year for discounts, such as Instant Air’s Summer End Closeout deal. This $1000 discount off all HVAC units can put a replacement within financial reach for homeowners on a strict budget.
  • Fall is typically a slower time for HVAC companies – between the hottest days of summer and coolest days of winter – so homeowners can usually find more convenient scheduling.
  • Fall is a time of more moderate temperatures in Las Vegas. Most systems can be installed in less than one day, but if you have to be without your HVAC system while a new one is being installed, fall is the time to be without it for even a short time.
  • Fall obviously arrives before the end-of-year holidays, when many people understandably declare a “time-out” on home spending because so much of their money is targeted for gifts, parties and other special purchases.

Schedule Your HVAC Replacement in Las Vegas

At Instant Air, we know you work hard for your money – and we want to help you keep more of it. But just as all the 100-degree days will soon be a thing of the past, the $1,000 Summer End Closeout won’t last forever, either. Call Instant Air at (702) 385-2665 and schedule your HVAC replacement in Las Vegas while this offer remains hot.

 




Why You Should Upgrade from a Portable AC Unit to a New HVAC Installation in Las Vegas


You’ve tried to make the best of the summer’s blistering, relentless heat. But going home to a window or portable air conditioning unit is a lot like jumping in the back seat of someone’s car and constantly shifting your position so that at least your forehead benefits from a blast of intermittent cool air.

You try to grin and bear it, but enough is enough.

Like many of your neighbors, you may be just one 100-degree-day away from giving the green light to an HVAC installation in Las Vegas. But first, you may wish to run down the list of annoyances of temporary cooling methods one more time:

Window Units are Inherently Flawed

Window air conditioners can be an affordable temporary solution, but their limitations underscore why they usually don’t assume permanent occupancy in a home. Window units steer many people to an HVAC installation in Las Vegas because the units can be:

  • Limited in range, sometimes unable to cool even one room comfortably
  • Less efficient than billed, especially if the seals are poorly secured and let warm outdoor air indoors
  • Noisy, especially when the “low” setting is kicked up to “medium” or “high”
  • A security risk, especially on a lower level
  • A maintenance nuisance if they leak water outdoors to an inopportune place
  • An eyesore, especially because you cannot cover or disguise them

Portable ACs Can Be “a Lot of Hot Air”

Window units can seem like bliss when contrasted to portable units, which Consumer Reports warned readers to regard “as the cooling choice of last resort” because many tested units:

  • “Barely got a room below sweltering, let alone the 78 degrees Fahrenheit that’s considered the upper threshold of indoor comfort.”
  • Aren’t nearly as “portable” as people think since they: often weigh between 50 and 80 pounds; can be difficult to roll over carpet; and a hose must be connected to a window.
  • Must be positioned far away from walls or furniture to encourage air flow and so create an obstruction.

Add Up the Benefits of Central Air as Part of an HVAC Installation in Las Vegas

It may be tempting to liken the comfort of central air conditioning to jumping from the rear seat to the front seat of a car on a hot summer day. But even that is an understatement when you consider that central air conditioning:

  • Delivers cool air to every room in a home – and on all levels
  • Reduces humidity (which is what Willis Carrier had top-of-mind when he invented what he called his “dew point control system” in 1902)
  • Improves indoor air quality – a particular relief for people who suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses
  • Can be more affordable to operate than temporary cooling units (which run constantly)
  • Improves a home’s marketability
  • Runs quietly – and sometimes without detection except for the clicking sound when the thermostat engages
  • Does not detract from the aesthetics of a home since the main component (the compressor) is installed outdoors
  • Is simple to manage and operate – and can be made even more so with a programmable thermostat

In case these benefits aren’t motivation enough to schedule an HVAC installation in Las Vegas, consider saving $1,000 off a unit with our Summer End Closeout deal. We’ll ensure that your system is sized correctly so that you can finally dispense with temporary cooling solutions – and learn what it’s like to find full relief from the city’s blistering, relentless heat. Give us a call at (702) 385-2665 to take advantage of this special while it lasts!

 

 

 

 




How to Know if the Door-to-Door AC Inspections Solicitor is a Scam


The BBB, our national business watchdog, has issued a flurry of “scam alerts” notifying homeowners around the country about door-to-door hucksters trying to sell everything from AC inspections and duct cleaning services to gutters and siding.

You might think that anyone who tries to drum up business by going door-to-door is on the shady side. But the BBB isn’t willing to go that far, saying that some door-knockers “operate ethically and represent reputable companies.” They are simply trying to make a living — and often seize the opportunity to do so after a neighborhood has been struck by an act of nature, such as torrential rains, hail, high winds, floods or other natural disasters. In times like these, they can provide a much-needed service (though their inflated fees don’t always conform to their purported compassionate presence).

It’s the shady characters you have to stare down, and we want to help you put on your game face. After all, you didn’t schedule an appointment for these people to visit your home. They’re showing up with the hope they can sell you something, so heed these five “buyer beware” tips from the BBB:

  • Stand your ground if you have a “no solicitors” sign near your front door. A Las Vegas code reads that “no person engaged in peddling or soliciting shall…attempt to peddle or solicit at any dwelling where there is displayed near its entrance a sign bearing the words ‘no peddlers or solicitors’ or other words of similar import…”
  • Ask to see identification. An honest sales person won’t hide anything, especially identification. Door-to-door sales people may not wear shirts imprinted with their name and company – unlike the technicians at Instant Air – but they should offer a photo ID and business card.
  • Resist offers that are accompanied by deadline pressure. “One-day only” offers are often extended by “contractors” who won’t be in town two days later. And “group” discounts that are conditional on the mutual acceptance of neighbors are suspicious, too. Reputable contractors don’t resort to high-pressure tactics.
  • Know your rights if you do sign a contract. The Federal Trade Commission’s “three-day cooling off rule gives consumers three days to cancel purchases of more than $25 that are made in their home or at a location that is not the seller’s permanent place of business.” A sales person should provide a receipt and a cancellation form that a consumer can send to the company to cancel the contract. By law, a company must provide a refund within 10 days of receiving a cancellation notice.
  • Trust your gut instinct. Better to talk with strangers outdoors. But if you do invite a stranger into your home and he (or she) gives you any reason to fear for your safety, ask the person to leave. If they delay or refuse, call 911.

Be Safe and Avoid the AC Inspection Scams

With worries like these to navigate, it’s no wonder that so many Las Vegas residents simply do not answer the doorbell for sales people. And if they need an important service such as an AC inspection or duct cleaning, they call a reputable, trustworthy company that has long called Las Vegas home – and has the satisfied customers to prove it. Give Instant Air a call at (702) 385-2665 and you can rest easy knowing our technicians put our custom




The Ultimate Las Vegas Home Maintenance Checklist


Most homeowners have a “honey-do” list, even if they penned it themselves.

But when the outdoor temperature is equivalent to that of an oven, you may look at that list and think, Honey, there’s no way I want to do anything outside.”

With windows usually closed and lots of dust accumulating inside, there are plenty of indoor home maintenance tasks needing your attention. You’ll feel productive – and breathe easier, too – when you shake the dust off your list and:

  • Check your air conditioner filter. If it’s clogged with dirt – and it probably is if it’s been a few months since you took a good look at it – replace it with a new one. A dirty filter undercuts the efficiency of your air conditioner and can even cause it to shut down. Some of that dust travels right through the ducts and into your home, too.
  • Clean out your dryer vent. A clogged vent wastes energy and forces your dryer to run longer. Worse, it can pose a fire hazard.
  • Vacuum the coils on your refrigerator. Brace yourself for the moment you move the refrigerator away from the wall. If it’s been a while since you tackled this home maintenance task, you may be startled by the dust, dirt and crumbs you’ll find. Removing it all will help ensure the compressor doesn’t falter.
  • Dust your ceiling fans. And be prepared for the clumps of dust you’re bound to find. Spread a drop cloth on the floor unless you are planning to mop or vacuum when you’re done. You can stop some of the dust from flying by cleaning the blades with a dryer sheet (because the dust will cling to the sheet). Since kitchen ceiling fans can be magnets for grease and grime, plan to clean the blades with a de-greaser after you remove the dust.
  • Clean and deodorize your mattress. You may be wondering, “Is there really dust in there?” Health experts say that since dust is ubiquitous and penetrating, you can count on it. You also breathe the dust every night, so remove the mattress cover, vacuum the mattress and sprinkle baking soda over the top. Let it settle in so it can remove any odors before vacuuming again.
  • Restore the full functionality of your keyboards. Turn older ones upside down first to shake free the loose particles that have fallen inside. Then spray compressed air around the keys before following up with a disinfectant wipe.

Dusting Off Your Las Vegas Home Maintenance Checklist

Like many of the home maintenance tasks above, going on a “dusting spree” will inevitably expand in scope. Make the most of your gathering steam and:

  • Use dryer sheets or microfiber cloths instead of paper towels to get a grip on dust.
  • Work from the top down in a room so you only need to vacuum or clean the floor once.
  • After you’re finished dusting, restore a shine to surfaces (except wood) with a 50-50 mix of vinegar and water.

Lastly, cover your bases with an HVAC preventive maintenance membership. As you work feverishly on one Las Vegas home maintenance project after another, the last thing you need to worry about is your air conditioner shutting down. Keep your cool and call Instant Air today at (702) 385-2665.




Summer Heat Tips : Things to Do to Help Your Home Combat the Heat


At some point, you probably have received an envelope in the mail that was sealed so tight you had to use a pair of scissors to rip it open. Wouldn’t it be great, especially this summer, if your home’s envelope was sealed just as securely?

You will never be able to stop warm, outdoor air from trying to seep into your home; it’s going to happen no matter what you do. But you can make your home as cool as possible by taking four proactive steps: sealing your windows and doors; installing insulation; hanging sun-blocking window treatments; and using ceiling fans in tandem with your air conditioner.

Reinforce Your Envelope

Like many homeowners, you may have reconciled yourself to the fact that warm air naturally rises. But you may not know warm air also is determined to “chase” after cooler space. “During the summer, heat moves from outdoors to the house interior,” the U.S. Department of Energy says.

Warm air will eventually find a point of entry through a home’s envelope – a builder’s term that refers to a home’s attic and roof, subfloor, windows, exterior walls and doors. To combat this force of nature:

  • Inspect your windows and doors for cracks, gaps and holes, but don’t rely on a visual inspection alone. Wait for a day with no outdoor breeze and run a lighter or feather around the perimeter. If the flame or feather flutters, a leak is present. Seal movable components with weather-stripping and stationary components with caulk, the Department of Energy There are many other places your home could be serving as a passageway for warm air (think of all the openings for wires and vents), so consult this handy guide for help in tracking them down.
  • Insulate your home. Follow a “top-down” strategy and begin with the attic – a prime place for heat to congregate. Then work your way down the envelope, ensuring walls, ceilings, crawl space and basement contain both enough insulation and the proper R-value, or the amount of thermal resistance. Sometimes, there is more to installing insulation than may meet the eye. Since a properly insulated home could reduce your energy bills by 15 percent or more, it’s worth doing right and calling the professionals.
  • Evaluate your window treatments. They should be closed during the day to block heat from entering (yes, even if your windows are sealed like a submarine). Since the full force of the afternoon sun may be no match for lightweight treatments, consider quilted window treatments or those with an insulating liner to block the heat.
  • Run a ceiling fan in tandem with your air conditioner to create a wind-chill effect in a room, which should allow you to bump the temperature on the thermostat by 4 degrees without feeling one bit warmer. The higher temperature will save you money on your energy bill.

The Top Cooling Tip : Get Your Air Conditioner Tuned-Up

Of course, now is also the time to ensure your air conditioner is clean and running in peak condition so it doesn’t break down. Then again, with a preventive maintenance membership, you’ll never even have to give the subject a second thought. Call us at (702) 385-2665 for an annual tune-up and to safeguard one of the biggest financial investments you’ve made in your home.

 




How to Prep Your AC Unit Before Leaving on Vacation


You know from experience: just because you’re taking a vacation doesn’t mean your worries about what’s going on at home, like if your AC unit is running up your utility bill, take a vacation, too.

Of course, there’s a big difference between fleeting, intermittent thoughts of home and acute preoccupation, and the latter will probably interfere with the vacation you’ve planned, saved for and really want to enjoy.

Preparation is the surest way to liberate your anxieties so nothing goes haywire in your absence. Here are a few things to check off your list before locking up and leaving for vacation.

Secure Your AC Unit

  • Schedule your annual air conditioner tune-up, if you haven’t already. Your AC unit needs to be cleaned and lubricated regularly to ensure it runs efficiently (and saves you money on operating costs) and doesn’t conk out when you want or need it most. Think of those first crucial minutes as you walk through the door from vacation, drop your suitcases and lower the thermostat to cool down your home. A malfunctioning AC unit is one of the last things you’ll want to contend with.
  • Change your AC unit filter. Instant Air can do this for you during a tune-up, but it’s always a good idea to keep a few spare filters on hand. Check the filter every month and replace it when it’s so dirty you cannot see through it. And in our hot and dusty climate, the filter can get dirty in a hurry.
  • Turn up your thermostat, but do not completely turn off your air conditioner while you’re on vacation. It may seem like a waste of energy because no one will be home to enjoy the cool air you have to pay for. However, wood floors, doors and cabinets can expand and buckle in the face of excessive heat, and doors may no longer close properly. Set your thermostat to 88 degrees – the rationale being that this is about 10 degrees higher than you should set your thermostat at in the summer while you’re home, according to the S. Department of Energy. At 88 degrees, it will be warm in your house, but not excessive. Plus, your air conditioner will still be working to reduce humidity in the air so you do not return to a sauna-like environment.

Take Other Smart Safety Precautions

Your AC unit may be your most looming concern, but it shouldn’t be the only one. Before you leave on vacation, be sure to:

  • Turn off the main water supply. On the off-chance a pipe bursts while you’re on vacation, you will be spared a potential assault of thousands of gallons of water – and thousands of dollars in damages, too.
  • Unplug every single electrical device that is plugged directly into a wall in case there is a power interruption (or worse: a lightning strike) while you’re away. For devices plugged into a surge protector, flip the switch to the “off” position.
  • Put timers on lights throughout your home — in the back and front and on both levels — to foster the impression you’re home.
  • Install a motion-activated sensor on a floodlight in the backyard to deter a would-be burglar.

Leave for Vacation Knowing Your Home & AC Unit Will Be Fine

Mark these items off your preparation checklist and have an Instant Air technician give a quick AC unit tune-up so you can rest easy while on vacation. Also, if you need us for any reason while you’re on vacation, give us a call at (702) 385-2665 and we can be there. We know full well: you need one less thing to worry about while you’re on vacation.