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Connecting with family, friends, and neighbors on Thanksgiving Day is one of the most special times of the year. Of course, this holiday brings to mind thoughts of eating savory turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberries, rolls, sweet potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie, and other beloved holiday side dishes. So many delicious foods to enjoy! Americans like recreating the same Thanksgiving menu year after year as a tradition. Along with celebrating the beauty and bounty of the fall season, you’ll want to make sure your HVAC system is running impeccably, so it’s ready for the festivities. With these simple tips, you can be confident that you won’t have a malfunction that ruins your celebration.
Replace or Clean Air Filters
When was the last time you replaced or cleaned your HVAC air filters? This one easy task will not only improve the quality of your indoor air, but it will also extend your HVAC system lifespan. Remember to buy the right size air filter to maintain optimal air flow.
Learn How to Use Your Programmable or Smart Thermostat
If you already have a programmable or smart thermostat you can change the settings specifically for Thanksgiving. If you don’t know how to program it, take a few minutes to learn how to program temperature settings when you’re at home, away, sleeping, and for eco saving modes. You’ll want to set the heat temperature a few degrees lower on Thanksgiving when they’ll be additional guests over.
Clear Space Around Heating Equipment and Vents
For most of the year, you’re not thinking about heating your house. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to change the thermostat setting to heat or heat and air conditioning at some point before Thanksgiving Day. Before you do, you’ll want to make sure all flammable materials, including books, blankets, decorations, and area rugs are away from heating equipment and air vents.
Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
House fires and carbon monoxide leaks increase significantly during cooler months. Take a few moments to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning and replace batteries if they haven’t been changed in a year. Remember, carbon monoxide isn’t detectable by sight or smell.
Your Holiday HVAC Services Partner
At Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re here for you throughout the holidays and all year long. With 24/7 emergency service, we’re only a call away when you need us. Call us at 480-968-5652. Happy Thanksgiving!