The holiday season is a very busy time of year for many people, and it’s easy to forget some things when it comes to home maintenance, which is quite understandable. Worrying about your HVAC system, for instance, can be difficult when you’re planning or participating in a fun celebration or gathering with family or friends — but try you must. So here are some tips from furnace installation expert Perfect Degree HVAC on how you can keep your home safe and cozy during this festive season.
Change the HVAC filters. Dirty air filters can cause sneezing or allergic reactions. Surely, you wouldn’t want to feel sick or deal with watery eyes or nose and throat irritation while holiday celebrations are ongoing. This is why you need to be certain to replace your filters and make sure your heating system is in good working order. Your guests will thank you for this, as well.
Fix air leaks. Check your windows and doors for drafts. Ensure your weatherstripping and caulking are still intact. If they’re not, add these sealants to get rid of air leaks and keep your HVAC system running at top efficiency. This simple repair will help keep your energy bills low as well.
Keep the vents clear. HVAC installation experts would likely advise you to keep ribbons, bows, wrapping paper, boxes and presents away from your vents. Anything that could potentially block them should be removed so as to maintain proper airflow in your home.
Don’t place holiday decorations near the thermostat. Make sure you don’t decorate your thermostat or place items anywhere near the device. If holiday decorations end up covering it, it might have difficulty taking accurate temperature readings. This could easily affect not only how your HVAC system works, but ultimately your comfort.
Perfect Degree HVAC is a fully licensed and insured HVAC contractor. We offer a range of services including heat pump installation, air conditioning repair, HVAC maintenance and more. With at least 10 years of HVAC experience, we can guarantee quality workmanship. Call us at (610) 529-7372 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation.