I should have left my cooling system running at minimal settings

I should have left my cooling system running at minimal settings

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When I decided to go on a little vacation, I thought it would be fine if I just shut off my HVAC system while I was gone.

I didn’t want to have to waste money by running my HVAC system if I wasn’t going to be there to enjoy the temperature control settings.

So before I left, I turned off the thermostat and said goodbye to my house for the month! I had a great time on my vacation and I just had a neighbor take care of my yard work while I was gone. Well, I probably should have had my neighbors checking in my house making sure everything was okay, but I didn’t think about that. When I got back to my house, my neighbor was saying how we had a lot of hot and humid days and he hoped that I left my A/C system running at minimal settings. I told him that I actually shut the HVAC system off altogether. He said “Uh oh…” and told me that I probably should have left the A/C on, just enough so there wouldn’t be issues with mold and mildew growth. Oh man, when I got into my house, I could smell the mold and mildew. It was entirely hot and humid inside, the air quality was horrible, and I couldn’t stay in there because it smelled so bad! I had to call some professionals out to take care of the mold issue, I had to have the ductwork system cleaned, and I had to have an air purification system installed to take care of the lingering smell. After all of that, it cost me a small fortune and I realized how foolish it was to shut off the HVAC system altogether. I will never do that again.

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