HVAC Tips: How To Avoid A Nightmare Before Christmas

HVAC Tips: How To Avoid A Nightmare Before Christmas

Published On: December 1st, 20222.6 min readViews: 0Categories: HVAC, Maintenance

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HVAC Tips: How To Avoid A Nightmare Before Christmas

‘Tis the season to check the halls for holiday safety! Especially if you’re hosting guests in your home, the last thing you want is to run into any issues that make the holiday an uncomfortable one. When it comes to your HVAC, there are many things you can do to avoid a nightmare before Christmas.

1. Be Mindful of Décor Placement

If you are planning to decorate for the holidays, make sure your HVAC system vents and intakes aren’t blocked by any of your décor – such as tinsel, rugs, trees, and more. By covering vents, you could cause a buildup of air pressure and insufficient airflow that can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. 

2. Keep Flammable Objects Away From Heat

This holiday season, make sure to keep any flammable objects away from heat to avoid a fire. There’s nothing like a fire to put the bah-hum-bug in your holiday. As a general rule of thumb, you want to keep objects at least 8-12 inches away from heat sources like your heater, fireplace, candles, or space heater. Also remember to blow out candles before you leave the house, and never leave your space heater on when you’re not home or when you go to sleep!

3. Don’t Cover Your Thermostat

Covering your thermostat could cause your thermostat to misread the temperature in your home. When decorating this holiday season, make sure you refrain from putting any decorations over your thermostat. 

4. Change Your Air Filter

Before people arrive for Christmas break, check and replace your air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it can’t effectively remove pollutants from your house so instead, they linger in your air. Changing your air filter can help improve your indoor air quality so no one is breathing in dust, dirt, mold, dander, and other debris.

5. Turn Down Your Thermostat

When your home is full of people, and you’re also cooking a homecooked meal, it can get stuffy and warm inside. Plan ahead and turn down your thermostat a notch or two before people arrive. This will ensure your home and your guests are as comfortable as possible.

6. Schedule Maintenance

Before the holiday rolls around, schedule your HVAC maintenance. This is one of the best ways you can avoid an HVAC disaster when you’re hosting guests in your home. Maintenance gives you peace of mind that everything is in working condition, and also prolongs the life of your system.

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