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HVAC Tips for the Holidays

December 3rd, 2020 by Emily Mixter

HVAC Tips for the Holidays

It’s that time of the year that we look forward to spending with our family and friends. Much of our time is spent inside huddled around the kitchen table or watching the big game in the living room. The last thing you would want to happen is to have your HVAC unit fail or not work to its full capacity during the gathering. Your guests will not only be uncomfortable, but it could pose a serious safety concern. There are some great ways to make sure your HVAC system is in tip-top shape for the holidays.

Change Your Filters

One of the easiest steps you can take to ensure a properly working unit is to change the filter. Opt for filters with a higher MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value), and change it once a month. It is always best to change your filters often when your HVAC system is working harder.

Pay Attention to the Thermostat

You won’t have to crank up the heat as high if you are having a large gathering. Leave your heat if you are traveling for the holidays to prevent your pipes from exploding, but keep the temperature a little lower to save money on the energy bill. Investing in a smart thermostat is a great way to control your home’s temperature from your phone.

Use Other Heating Sources

Relying on your HVAC system alone to heat your home during the colder months will rack up your energy bill. Instead, you can take advantage of some simple ways to lessen the load on your furnace. Alternating your ceiling fan’s direction to circulate warm air or allowing more natural light into your home will help keep your home more toasty.

Schedule a Tune-up

Regular HVAC maintenance will help reduce the risk of costly breakdowns and ensure your system runs at peak efficiency. You not only will stay warmer, but your pockets will be filled with more cash. Maintenance also helps protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning and other malfunctions caused by extreme temperatures.

Home is where the heart is, and a reliable HVAC system will keep your family and friends comfortable this holiday season. At Thornton Heating Service, we take great pride in making sure our customers are delighted. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment, and we will make sure your holidays are memorable.