You might be prepared for the upcoming holidays, but can you say the same about your home comfort needs? Whether you’ll be spending intimate time alone with your family or opening up your home to host a party, it’s time to tackle some very basic holiday HVAC concerns. Here are a few you can check off your list right away:
An annual inspection of your furnace will keep it running efficiently throughout the season and extend its operational lifespan. A qualified HVAC technician will also point out anything that needs to be fixed.
Depending on how often you run the furnace, the system’s air filter can fill up with dirt and debris very quickly. If your system doesn’t have an indicator light to alert you to it being clogged, check it at least once a month and either clean or replace it as needed.
If you plan to have guests over, maintaining their comfort should be a top priority. A good way to make sure everyone is taken care of without becoming a burden on your heating system is to keep the party either indoors or outdoors as much as possible.
Thermostats should be turned down once the cold weather arrives, which is rather obvious to many homeowners. What might not be so obvious, however, is that keeping the temperature at a specific level throughout the season will save energy and, therefore, lower your monthly utility expenses.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who plan to go on vacation over either of the holidays, make sure you have someone to watch your house. This person should be trustworthy and responsible, and able to tackle any emergencies that might arise while you are away.
If you’d like more advice about holiday HVAC concerns or any other home comfort issues, contact the knowledgeable experts at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve been serving the needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding areas since 2001.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.