By now, you’re probably planning your holiday meals, gifts, and home decorations. But, did you take time to prepare your HVAC system for the festivities? Malfunctioning comfort equipment is the last thing that you want to worry about. So here are ways you can get your HVAC ready before the celebration starts!
Get a Seasonal Tune-Up
You need to ensure your system functions properly during the holidays. If you haven’t turned on your heating system yet this season, then take this opportunity to contact experts and have them inspect and tune-up your system. With their professional help, they can identify and fix any minor issues and prevent them from becoming more significant problems.
Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
During the winter months, house fires and carbon monoxide leaks increase dramatically. So be sure to take a few moments to ensure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are correctly functioning. Replace the batteries as well, if necessary.
Clean or Replace Your Air Filters
Do you remember the last time you cleaned or replaced your HVAC air filter? If it was too long ago, then it’s time to take responsibility and change your filter. Doing this simple task does not only improve your indoor air quality, but it will also extendS your system’s life. Also, don’t forget to carefully choose the right size of the filter to maintain optimal airflow.
Make Use of Your Programmable Thermostat
Do you know how to use your programmable thermostat to your advantage? If not, we recommend you to take a few minutes to learn how to program your temperature settings. You can set the temperature to a lower setting when you’re sleeping or away for a holiday trip. Then, set it to turn on an hour before you wake up or get home from work.
Clear Space Around Your Heater and Vents
Let’s face it. We don’t think about heating for most of the year. Yet, we’ll still need to use the thermostat to heat our homes, particularly during the holidays. But for precautionary measures, you need to ensure all flammable materials like books, decorations, blankets, and rugs are away from your heating equipment and vents.
Are you looking for an HVAC contractor that can help you get HVAC in Shippensburg, PA, ready for the holiday? Call us now at Johnston’s Heating & Cooling, LLC, and our experts will help you promptly.