The holiday season is finally around the corner. This is the time of year when you are surrounded by friends and family. You might even host a holiday event at your home. This means your HVAC system needs to be in good condition. You don’t want your family or guests to be uncomfortable over the holidays.
So, let’s go over some ways you can ensure your HVAC system is ready for the holiday season.
Check Your Air Filter
You should make sure, at all times, that your air filter is not clogged. Your air filter will not effectively remove pollutants from the air if there are clogged. This can affect those who have asthma or any seasonal allergies. So, make sure you check your air filter and replace it if needed.
Turn Down The Thermostat
During the holidays, with more people in your home, the temperature will rise. Everyone enjoying your hospitality means you can turn down your thermostat. This is a bonus during the holidays as you can save on energy costs. And, if anyone gets cold, have those blankets handy!
Clean Your Outdoor Unit
Any outdoor debris that is not cleaned from your outdoor unit can make its way to your HVAC system. This can result in potential damage and affect your air quality. So, make sure you follow this HVAC tip and clean that outdoor unit.
Alternative Heating Methods
Simple things like keeping your blinds open during sunny days or turning on any ceiling fans can help keep your home warmer. Your ceiling fans will help circulate warm air throughout your home. And, keeping those blinds open will let the sunshine warm you up. This way, your home will remain warm without having to turn on the heat.
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