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How HVAC Maintenance Can Save Your Holiday Plans
The holidays are a special time to get together with friends and family, whether you are traveling out of town or inviting people to your home. You can help ensure your house is clean and fresh by following some tips to ensure your HVAC system is ready to go during the holidays.
Plan to schedule an appointment for HVAC maintenance before the holidays and avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Dust, dirt, and other contaminants collect in your HVAC air filters. It's important to check your filters at least once a month. You should also schedule a preventative maintenance check for your HVAC unit. When our HVAC technician comes out to look at your system, examine your condensation pan, ductwork, and even coils. Sometimes fungus will begin growing on these parts, and a good cleaning will take care of it.
If you have been noticing more allergies or excessive dust in your home, it might be time for a ductwork cleaning. Our technicians will take the time to check your ducts and make sure they are clear of debris. We use specialized equipment to clean the ducts and help to improve your air quality.
When looking at your HVAC system, you will notice there are a lot of moving parts. If you have heard strange noises from your unit, our experienced technicians can make sure the belts are properly lubricated, and the motor is moving freely. Regular maintenance can save you money in the long run and ensure your holiday dinner party is not interrupted by HVAC issues.
Although it might be tempting to store boxes and gifts near your HVAC unit, you need to make sure there is plenty of airflow around the blower and the return air duct. Blocking these areas will decrease the efficiency of your HVAC system.
The Lifespan of the Unit
The last thing you need during the holidays is a malfunctioning HVAC unit. If you plan to travel, you don't want to come home to frozen pipes and water in the basement because your heat went out. If you plan to have family over for the holidays, you need to make sure your heating unit is working well and will keep everyone toasty on the cold winter evenings.
Our professional technicians can check over your HVAC system and make sure everything is working correctly. You might be able to solve some of your problems with a programmable thermostat. If you are going to be away for the holidays, your thermostat can send messages to your smartphone if there is a problem. If your system is old, you may want to give yourself the gift of a new energy-efficient system for the holidays.
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