air conditioning on vacation
My husband and I leave home (in Phoenix - very warm and dry), for 2 months in the summer. I have been told, that we can turn off our AC and place buckets of water throughout the house, to avoid carpet, wood, etc from drying out. Is this true, and if so, when we return, do we cool our house back down by cooling a few degrees then letting the air conditioning "rest", then recooling, etc., or cool down all at once. (It would probably be about 10-12 degrees higher than wanted.