Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you’re likely gearing up for the holiday season. Along with meal planning, gift buying and decorating, it’s a good idea to ensure your HVAC system is ready for the festivities. With these simple strategies, you can be confident that you won’t have a malfunction that ruins your celebration.
Schedule a Seasonal Tune-up
First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure your system is functioning properly. Don’t get caught off-guard without heat on Thanksgiving Day or before your holiday open house. You may not have turned on your heater yet this season, so take this opportunity to call the experts to inspect and tune up your system. Any problems can be identified and fixed to prevent the unexpected from happening.
Replace or Clean Air Filter
When was the last time you replaced or cleaned your HVAC air filter? This one simple task can not only improve the quality of your inside air, it will extend the life of your system. Don’t forget to carefully choose the right size of filter to maintain optimal air flow.
Learn How to Use Your Programmable Thermostat
It’s likely that you already have a programmable thermostat on your wall. But, do you know how to use it to effectively to control the temperature in your home? If not, take a few minutes to learn how to program temperature settings. Set the temperature lower for when you’re sleeping or away from home. And, set it to turn on an hour before you awake or get home from work.
Clear Space Around Heating Equipment and Vents
For most of the year, you’re not thinking about heating. It’s just too darn hot here in the Valley of the Sun! Yet, you may need to flip the thermostat to heat at some point during the holidays. 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 vents.
Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
House fires and carbon monoxide leaks increase greatly during the winter months. Take a few moments to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning and replace batteries if necessary. 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.