HVAC Tips for the Holidays

Holiday socks propped on table in front of cozy fire

With extra people in your home for the holidays, your HVAC unit needs to work harder to warm the house and keep everyone comfortable during the holiday season. This not only increases monthly energy bill costs but diminishes the effectiveness and lifetime of the appliance. Here are a few tips you can take for the holidays:

Schedule a Tune-Up

Annual HVAC tune-ups reduce the workload on the appliance, improve efficiency, and prolong lifetime. A professional tune-up includes an inspection that detects and repairs any problems and replaces all parts. After an HVAC tune-up, you can expect an efficiently working unit without worrying about a breakdown or mishap at the worst possible time.

Change the Filter

Improve indoor air quality by changing the HVAC filter each month. Dirty air filters cause the HVAC unit to work harder to heat the home. This added work takes a toll on the HVAC unit very quickly. The dirty air filter contributes to poor indoor air quality and problems such as asthma and allergies. Change the filter monthly from this point forward.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

During the holidays we spend a lot of time coming in and out of the house. A programmable thermostat can ensure the home is comfortable when you need it without running when you do not. Installing a programmable thermostat can reduce energy bills by as much as 15% per year. The thermostat is exceptionally affordable, leaving little reason not to install one in your home without delay.

Dust the House

Dusting the house is one of the simplest tasks a person can complete to protect their HVAC system and their family's health. Dust particles travel through the air, contributing to poor indoor air quality. These dust particles may also cause asthma and allergy sufferers a lot of grief. Dust also deteriorates the HVAC unit, ultimately impacting its overall performance and lifetime.

Turn Down the Heat

Every degree you turn down the heat for eight hours, you can save 1% on your energy bill. Considering the oven is on more during the holidays, more people are in the home, and you are out of the house more, this is a great money-saving strategy for anyone.

Are you looking for more ideas for a safe, energy-efficient holiday? Need to schedule a tune-up or repair service? Give the experts at Ardmore Fresh Air a call today!

 

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