The holiday season has officially arrived! In addition to all the good food that we all will be enjoying over the next weeks, many people throughout the United States will be traveling, hosting holiday parties, cooking, cleaning, and spending quality time with loved ones.
Although the holidays are a time of celebration, they are also a time of chaos. With so many tasks on your to-do list, it can be easy to forget about your home’s heating and cooling system. Don’t put a damper on your holidays by neglecting your HVAC system this holiday season!
To help you overcome these potential holiday problems with your HVAC system, take a look at these helpful measures to ensure your home’s comfort:
Dust Around the Home
One of the best and easiest ways that you can help out your home’s HVAC system before the family comes to town is to dust. It may sound very simple, but sometimes the simplest ideas have the best result. The more you dust, the fewer dust particles that travel through your home’s ductwork and spread throughout your home.
Replace Your Furnace Filters
Because your furnace is vital to keeping everyone comfortable in your home during the holiday season, make sure that you have replaced your filter within the past month. Furnace filters allow your furnace to breathe easier and better. It’s a good rule of thumb to change your filters every month, so make sure that your filters are good to go before you entertain.
Turn the Heat Down
If you’re cooking for the holidays, you are guaranteed to have your oven on for extended periods of time. Because your oven will be running so much, it will actually be providing some heat for your home. Additionally, if there are many people you are entertaining, their bodies also bring an added measure of heat to any room. With these factors in mind, your furnace won’t be needed to run as much, so feel free to turn your furnace down a few degrees since your oven can make up for the extra heat needed.
Schedule an HVAC Inspection
A furnace, heat pump, or boiler maintenance visit can’t hurt! If you haven’t already scheduled an inspection, we recommend doing so before it gets too cold and the chaos of the holidays are upon us. Heating system maintenance can catch minor issues before they become major problems and give you peace of mind when you’re entertaining or traveling.
Contact Us Today!
To see what our AC unit and furnace specialists can do for you, give us a call today at 571-237-5623.We offer free estimates for your service and will gladly help you with the proper repairs or installations.