Most of us are ready to be done with 2020 and with the holidays quickly approaching the end of the year can’t get here fast enough! But don’t be left out in the cold. Make sure you’re able to enjoy the holidays in comfort by ensuring your HVAC system is prepared. We’ve provided a list of Holiday HVAC Hacks to ensure your continued comfort and peace of mind.
Holiday HVAC Hack #1: One of the easiest ways to help your HVAC system is by simply dusting. Dust particles travel into your home’s ductwork to your HVAC system and can decrease the efficiency of your system. While dusting make sure to vacuum the vents (if you have a heat pump) throughout your home. This will help improve the efficiency of your system with the added benefit of improving the indoor air quality in your home.
Holiday HVAC Hack #2: If your home has a heat pump or a ductless mini-split system make sure to replace dirty filters. Clean filters help your system run more efficiently, reduce costs, and help improve your indoor air quality. Filters typically need to be replaced monthly, but if you have pets check them more frequently and replace them as needed. Replacing dirty filters can help you breathe easier in more ways than one!
Holiday HVAC Hack #3: This is one of my favorite tips as it helps lower your heating costs. If you’re cooking a lot during the holiday and running the oven for long periods, turn down your heat. Your oven will provide enough extra heat and turning down your system will not only save on heating costs but will also provide your heating system with a much-needed break.
Holiday HVAC Hack #4: Do you have a programmable thermostat? If so, by scheduling it to turn down when you will be away from home as well as at night when you’re in bed, you’ll only be fully heating when you need it. This allows you to significantly lower your energy bill and again, give your heating system a break.
Holiday HVAC Hack #5: If you have not done so yet, schedule your semi-annual HVAC inspection and tune-up. An HVAC system is a complex machine, with many moving parts that can wear out. It’s important to get it inspected regularly to ensure it’s working properly. During an inspection, a professional technician will troubleshoot any small problems and repair them before they can become big expensive issues. Your technician will also clean your system to increase its efficiency.
Keep your home warm and comfortable and be worry-free this holiday season as we say goodbye to 2020. Schedule your HVAC tune-up with Rainaldi Home Services today to ensure a warm and stress-free holiday season. Give us a call at (407) 413-9795 or contact us online to schedule your service.