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HVAC Tips for the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, excitement fills the air. There are many things to look forward to, including family dinners, gift exchanges, and other traditions you're used to participating in yearly. There are things you'll want to do before the busy months of November and December are in full swing. One is to check out your HVAC system to ensure it is in excellent working order before relying on it to warm your house.

The following tips help prepare your heater and ventilation ducts for continuous use during the holidays. Each is something you can do right away. When the holidays arrive, you'll be more than ready for them.

Schedule an HVAC Inspection

It's essential to have a professional take a look at your HVAC system before the holidays arrive. That way, if you do need to schedule a repair, you can do so prior to your guests spending time with you. If the heater doesn't work the way it should, it can be very taxing to your HVAC system. You may find that you need to replace it prematurely because of the abnormal wear and tear it has during the winter.

Adjust the Thermostat to Account for Additional Body Heat and Cooking.

With more people inside the home during the holidays, you can count on the temperatures indoors rising slightly because of the excess body heat. The same logic applies to cooking. If you're running the stove more frequently, you can lower the thermostat's temperature and remain warm and cozy inside the house.

Have the Filters Replaced Regularly.

Having an HVAC expert come to your home to change out the filters is highly recommended. It's especially beneficial if you have pets or allergy sufferers inside the house. A dirty filter reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system. It can be the reason why your machine works overtime to heat your residence.

Find Alternate Ways to Stay Warm.

You can do many things to depend on your heater less and remain comfortable inside the home. The first is to have everyone dress for the weather. A bulky sweater can keep people warm when the temperatures plummet. You can also open up the curtains or blinds and let the sunshine into the rooms of the home.

Keep Your Home Nice and Toasty During the Coldest Months of the Year

Contact Robert Bair Plumbing Heating & Air to set up an appointment and have your HVAC serviced before temperatures fall. You can cross off one more to-do off your growing list of holiday preparations by ensuring your heater is in good working order. We schedule your appointment and take care of any repairs or maintenance you need to keep your HVAC system working optimally.