With the first holiday of the Holiday season being in 7 days, it’s time to make those final preparation tips to get your home ready for your guests (or make preparations to head elsewhere for the holidays). For those of you hosting guests for the holidays, it’s safe to say that 24 hours before the holiday, it’s time to clean your home from top to bottom! However, did you know that some of your cleaning can also benefit your HVAC system during the holidays as well? We’ve provided a list of Holiday HVAC Tips to help you along this holiday season making sure that your taking measures to ensure your HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible.
Tip #1: Dust, Dust & Dust
One of the best ways to help your home’s HVAC system before the holidays is to simply dust. The more you dust, the less dust particles that travel through your home’s ductwork and spread throughout your home. The best way to dust is to just simply grab a towel that you’re no longer using, lightly wet it, and run it over any exposed surfaces. The dust will be trapped in the towel and all you have to do when you’re finished is throw it in the washer. Also, pay special attention to the vents – and most importantly – the air returns in your home.
Tips #2: Change Your Air Filter
It seems simple enough, but this is often one of the most overlooked maintenance items there is. Changing your air filter is fairly simple as long as you have the right air filter in place. The easiest way to avoid any issues is to bring the used filter to the hardware store and pick up a few for the winter season ahead. Remember, your furnace needs its filter to be replaced monthly.
Tips #3: Turn Down Your Thermostat
If you’re cooking for the holidays, you are guaranteed to have your oven on for extended periods of time. Because your oven will be running so much, it will actually be providing some heat to your home. This means that your furnace won’t be needed to run as much, so feel free to turn your furnace down a few degrees since your oven can make up for the extra heat needed.
Family and employees of McCoy’s Heating, Air, & Plumbing want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope our short list of holiday HVAC Tips will help you out this holiday season and keep your HVAC system running smoothly! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at (731) 668-7492!