Leaving for Vacation during a Heatwave
We live in a small rowhouse with not the most efficient central air unit. We are leaving the house during a 'moderately' hot heat wave (we live in Baltimore, where 95 degree days constitute a 'moderate' heat wave), and I wanted to know the best way to leave the house.
Is it best to:
1.) keep the unit completely off, close all shades, and let the temperature climb? Odds are the house temperature will reach the mid-90's
2.) Set the thermostat at a moderate level, say 85, and let it cool it down at some during the time we are gone.
Thanks in advance!