HVAC Holiday To-Do List Before Guests Arrive
It’s the perfect time to begin preparing your home for all your holiday guests. Many checklist items include washing the sheets, cleaning all the floors and countertops, dusting the guest rooms, and grocery shopping… lots of grocery shopping. But don’t forget to put your HVAC system on your to-do list! Taking simple steps to prepare your HVAC system for incoming guests can make their stay, and yours, all the more comfortable. HVAC holiday to-do list
Clean Your Home’s Air
We know, we know, you hear us say it all the time: “changing your air filters regularly can truly make a huge difference in comfort as well as savings on your energy bills.” But, it’s true and it needs to be said! Many suffer from allergies and sensitivity to airborne contaminants, so replacing your filters can help rid your home of anything that has collected in old filters.
For even cleaner air, an air purification system can remove many airborne particles and allergens that your HVAC filter cannot. Even better, our air purification solutions work to clean the air throughout every inch of conditioned air in your home, removing up to 99.9% of harmful pollutants, pet dander, and even odors. Contact us to learn more about our trusted air purification products.
Schedule A Maintenance Tune-Up
Your guests won’t feel too comfortable during their stay if your heater isn’t working. Schedule a professional maintenance visit to avoid any unwanted surprises. Routine maintenance will keep your system running more efficiently all year long by examining your system for a range of common problems. During a standard visit our technician will check electrical components, check for any signs of leaks, ensure efficient operation, and more. Having these comprehensive checks performed by licensed technicians will ensure peace of mind for you and your guests!
Rather than cranking up your heat and fearing next month’s heating bill, utilize your ceiling fans to keep your home comfortable for your guests. While it may seem counterintuitive to turn on fans in the winter, setting your fans to spin clockwise will force warm air down, so it spreads throughout the room as it rises again. Ceiling fans help to redistribute the heat already inside of your home so your furnace or heat pump doesn’t have to work as hard.
Turn Down Your Thermostat
It can be difficult to find a temperature to keep a variety of people comfortable. However, when you are planning on having many guests gather around in your home, it’s safe to say that a lower temperature will suffice. Having more people in your home, along with cooking, will warm your house and can easily cause overheating if your heater is too high. Lower your thermostat 3 to 5 degrees to keep your home comfortable.
While your fireplace isn’t a part of your HVAC system, we couldn’t leave it off the list. If you’re planning to light a cozy fire for your guests, be sure to have your chimney inspected and cleaned before lighting it for the first time. A chimney sweep will ensure that there are no unwanted pests hiding inside, clean away debris, and make it safe to have a fire.
We’re Here To Help
If you have any questions or concerns about your system, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (256) 312-1893. Childress Heating & Cooling is your local American Standard Customer Care Dealer in Southside, AL. Our technicians are factory trained and certified to provide you with the best HVAC services around. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be the first to know when more helpful blogs are posted! HVAC holiday to-do list HVAC holiday to-do list HVAC holiday to-do list HVAC holiday to-do list