When it comes to Thanksgiving, the only thing that should be broiling is your food. But, if your HVAC system isn’t properly prepared for the extra work of the holidays, it could give out on you during the most inopportune time. To help get ready for Thanksgiving, our team is providing these easy holiday preparation tips.
Be Sure To Dust
Dust can make your HVAC system work harder while negatively affecting the air quality in your home. Beyond dusting furniture, try to clean those rarely dusted areas, such as fan blades, window sills, and vents. Removing excess dust from around your home will ensure that the air is able to easily pass through your ventilation system and will improve your guests’ comfort while inside. Whether you have just a few friends and family over or your home is at maximum capacity, dusting is an easy way to prep your HVAC system for the holidays.
Replace Your Air Filter
Speaking of excess dust, you should also be mindful to remove and replace any air filters around your home. Not only will this ensure that the HVAC system runs without issue, but it will also help keep the air cleaner despite the extra people and activity going on around the house. Air filters capture particles that are in the air, such as pollen, pet dander, odors, and of course, dust. Be sure to double-check the size of your air filter before buying a new one, and for those with severe allergies or many pets, an air filter with a higher MERV rating is right for you!
Keep It Cooler Than Usual
With extra bodies in the home, cooking, and mingling, temperatures can start to warm up pretty fast. Even if it’s chilly outside, be sure to set the temperature down a couple of degrees before your guests start arriving. Just be sure to return your thermostat to its regular setting after everyone goes home. Notice your HVAC unit isn’t cooling the way it should be or just want an updated system? A new air conditioner installation can help keep your home at the right temperature while also potentially cutting down on energy and repair costs.
Tune-Up Before Festivities
HVAC maintenance can catch issues before they ruin your holiday. During maintenance, an HVAC technician will inspect your HVAC system to determine if there are any issues that need to be repaired before it becomes a major problem. A tune-up can also help your system last for longer, so it will see you through many more holidays to come!