HVAC Tips to Keep Your Family Comfortable This Holiday Season
Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is in the past, many of you are preparing for Christmas. With family
and friends staying over for the holiday, you want to make sure that they will be comfortable in your
home. With increased appliance usage along with extra guests in your home, choosing the perfect
temperature can be a challenge.
These best practices will help you make sure that your family and friends stay in a warm and
comfortable environment. When these best practices are followed, they provide cost savings during a
time of year when home heating costs normally skyrocket.
Have your furnace serviced
It is important to have your furnace maintained on a regular basis to ensure that your furnace stays in
the proper operational condition. Neglecting maintenance will not only reduce the efficiency of your
heating equipment, it can also present a danger to you, your family, and your home. The last thing you
want to have happen is for your furnace to break down when hosting family and friends over the
If it has been a while since you last had your furnace serviced, there is no better time than now to take
appropriate action. Call Carbon Valley Air and Heating to schedule a tune up today. We will make sure
that your HVAC equipment operates with peak energy efficiency while providing maximum comfort.
Replace furnace filters
Depending on the type of air filter your furnace requires and the workload placed on your filter, it is a
best practice to replace your air filter every 30 to 90 days. A clogged air filter causes your system to
work harder to heat your home. This may cause system to overheat and burnout. It will also to
increased energy bills.
If you haven’t given any thought to your HVAC’s air filter, now is the time to replace it. Making routine
filter replacements a part of your normal furnace maintenance schedule will help ensure your furnace
provides the best level of comfort over its lifespan.
Make adjustments at your thermostat
If you are preparing a meal for your loved ones, you are guaranteed to have your oven on for a few
hours. Heat from appliances and additional people in your home will provide extra heat to your home.
In these situations, you can get away with lowering the thermostat by a few degrees. This will help you
save on your energy bills without having to sacrifice comfort.
Clean the house
If you are hosting guests in your home this holiday season, cleaning the house should be on top of your
to do list. This will not only improve the look and feel of your home, it will be beneficial for your HVAC
Excessive dust can be harmful to the motor of your HVAC system. Without proper cleaning, dust may
accumulate in the ductwork and circulate throughout your home. This will decrease the overall indoor
air quality in your home. Make sure that you keep your home as clean as possible on a regular basis and
especially before your guests arrive.