Whether your holiday plans include traveling out of town or hosting family and friends at your house, there are many steps to take to prepare for the upcoming festivities. With cooler temperatures approaching, it is important to pay attention to your heating system before your trip or before your guests arrive. These three simple tips can help you prep your heating system for the holidays to ensure your home is comfortable all season long.
1. Replace Your Air Filter
One of the most important (and easiest) steps you can take to prepare your HVAC unit for the holidays is to replace the air filter. Replacing the air filter can promote great indoor air quality, while minimizing strain on your heating system. This will keep repair issues to a minimum and will ensure your heating system doesn’t break down when you need it most. Can’t seem to remember to change your air filter each month? The Weather Engineers Filter Club has got you covered.
2. Schedule Annual Maintenance Service
If you haven’t scheduled maintenance service for your HVAC system this year, now is a great time to do so. Annual maintenance is essentially a comprehensive tuneup for your system performed by an experienced, licensed technician. The technician will inspect your system for signs of wear and tear or damage, and any issues will be addressed, ensuring your system operates efficiently all season long. Besides reducing the chance of repairs, maintenance services will improve your home’s indoor air quality and can even cut cooling and heating costs.
3. Adjust the Settings
In many cases, it may be necessary to adjust the settings on the thermostat. For example, if you are leaving on vacation, you may adjust the settings so your heating system runs less frequently while you are away. If you are entertaining, you may consider dropping the temperature in your home by a couple of degrees due to the increased body heat from having a full home. In any case, investing in a programmable thermostat is a convenient way to keep everyone comfortable.
Looking for more ways to stay cozy and comfortable this fall and winter season? The HVAC professionals at Weather Engineers can help. We offer a full range of repair, maintenance and replacement services for Brevard County residents. If you need help with your heating system, now is the perfect time to call us and schedule service.
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