The holidays are a time for family, friends, and feasting. But if your heating and cooling system isn’t up to keeping your home comfortable, you might feel more than a little stressed out.
Fortunately, you can do a few simple things to ensure your heating and cooling system is ready to handle the increased demand.
1. Schedule a preventative maintenance visit
One of the best ways to ensure your heating and cooling system is running smoothly is to schedule a preventative maintenance visit from a qualified technician. During a preventive maintenance visit, the technician will clean and inspect your system, identify potential issues, and make necessary adjustments or repairs. Scheduling a preventative maintenance visit can help you avoid an unexpected breakdown in the middle of your holiday celebration.
2. Change your air filter
Your air filter plays a crucial role in keeping your system running efficiently. A dirty filter will not only reduce the air quality in your home but can also put unnecessary strain on your system, leading to increased energy costs and premature wear and tear. To avoid these problems, check your air filter monthly and change it as needed.
3. Give your vents and registers some TLC
Your vents and registers are essential in distributing heat evenly throughout your home. To keep them in good working condition, vacuum them regularly and check for any obstructions that might prevent proper airflow. If they become clogged or blocked, it can cause uneven heating and damage your HVAC system.
4. Keep your thermostat set to a comfortable temperature
No one wants to come into a house that’s too hot or too cold. To avoid any uncomfortable surprises, keep your thermostat set to a comfortable temperature (between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit is typically ideal). Doing so will not only keep your guests happy but can also help reduce the strain on your heating and cooling system.
5. Check for drafts
Drafty windows and doors can wreak havoc on your energy bill—and make it difficult for your system to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Before the holiday rush begins, take some time to check for drafts around doors and windows and seal any that you find with weatherstripping or caulk.
(Bonus) 6. Make sure your kitchen ventilation system is ready for Thanksgiving
Your kitchen ventilation system works hard to remove excess heat and moisture from the air—but it can’t do its job correctly if it’s clogged with grease and grime. To keep it running efficiently (and help avoid setting off the smoke alarm during dinner), regularly clean the vent hood, filters, and ductwork.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your heating and ventilation system is up for the challenge of keeping your home comfortable during all those holiday gatherings—leaving you more time to enjoy quality time with family and friends!
Give Air Repair Pros a call anytime at 469-333-2474, and we’ll come out to help you right away. We’re thankful for our customers!