To-Do List for Preparing Your HVAC for the Holidays
Now that the holidays have arrived, it’s time to make some decisions. Will you host a party for family and friends? Will you go on vacation instead? Will you do both? No matter what you choose, here are some holiday HVAC concerns that you should tackle:
Hire a Qualified Technician
Once per year, you should hire an HVAC technician to help maintain the system’s efficiency and prolong its operational lifespan. He or she will also be able to point out any maintenance needs and give you advice for better performance.
Change the Air Filter
Air filters should be checked and then either replaced or cleaned (depending on the type) every 1-3 months. This will help keep your furnace running efficiently and maintain cleaner air throughout the holiday season.
Pick an Area for Your Party
If you plan to host a party, the worst thing you can do is force your heating system to continuously switch on and off as people move from indoors to outdoors and back again. Decide where your party is going to be and then keep them in that area as much as possible.
Maintain Your Chosen Temperature
Once you’ve chosen a specific temperature that the members of your household are comfortable with, you should try to stick with that choice. A little deviation is fine here and there, but if you reach for the thermostat’s controls every time the temperature drops a few degrees, your energy usage and expenses will go up very quickly.
Enlist the Help of a Friend While on Vacation
Vacations are wonderful events for the entire family, but returning to a home that has been burglarized or experienced a broken pipe can ruin all the good times you had. There are multiple precautions you can take, but the best idea is to find someone you trust to house-sit while you’re away from home.
Need more assistance with holiday HVAC concerns or other home comfort issues? Reach out to the friendly professionals at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions. We’ve been serving the needs of Southeast Florida, Central Florida, and the Space Coast since 1969.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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