Maintenance Checklist For The Holidays
‘Tis the season for holiday activities and family gatherings! Whether you are hosting this year’s secret Santa or cookie decorating with loved ones, you want to ensure your home is a comfortable place to gather. While preparing your home for guests this holiday season, don’t forget about your heating system! Your home’s heating unit works behind the scenes to provide a cozy environment, but can malfunction if not given proper care. In this article, we put together a heating maintenance checklist to keep your home comfortable this holiday season.
Making A (Maintenance) List, Checking It Twice!
Our holiday to-do list includes many things, such as visiting the Holly Days on Main Festival or the annual Christmas Bazaar at Live Oak Village. When making your holiday to-do list, be sure not to forget your heating unit! Below we have listed 5 ways to ensure your heating unit is ready for your holiday festivities.
- Change Air Filters
- Turn Down Thermostat
- Clean Heating Unit & Vents
- Schedule Heating Maintenance
- Check Safety Devices
Change Air Filters
Illnesses such as the flu and common cold are more common in the winter months, which is why it is important to maintain good indoor air quality! Air filters determine the amount of pollutants that enter your home. To allow your guests to breathe clean air, ensure each air filter is clean and free of debris. Additionally, new air filters reduce stress on your heating unit and lower the chance of a breakdown! We can help select the perfect air filters for your home. Visit our website to view quality filters we offer!
Turn Down Thermostat
Before hosting guests, we recommend turning the temperature down on your thermostat. Additional people in one space tends to warm up the room due to body heat. Not only will your guest be more comfortable, but your heating unit will get a much needed break. The lower the thermostat setting, the less energy used and the more you will save on bills.
Clean Heating Unit & Vents
If your heating unit and air vents are dirty, additional allergens are added into your air. If your heating unit is outdoors, remove debris such as leaves and branches that could harm efficiency. If your unit is indoors, remove dust and other items like boxes from around the unit. To clean your vents, remove the vent cover and clean with a rag. Vacuum out the inside of your vents to clear dust and dirt. Not only will cleaning your heating unit and vents improve air quality, efficiency and airflow, but look and feel cleaner as well.
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Schedule Heating Maintenance
Heating maintenance is the most effective way to prepare your heating unit for the holidays and upcoming winter months. Heating maintenance is a preventative service that allows an Anchor Air technician to identify any underlying issues before they arise. Our technicians can repair components as needed and prevent further problems from forming, which creates a reliable heating system for your home. Heating maintenance in Foley can benefits your home in more ways than one, such as:
- Longer Unit Lifespan
- Better Air Quality
- Fewer Repairs
- Lower Utility Bills
- Peace Of Mind
Before your holiday party, we encourage you to schedule heating maintenance so everyone’s comfort remains!
Check Safety Devices
If you are hosting a family or friend gathering, it is important they are safe in your home. Accidents happen even over holidays, and your home should be prepared. Fuel burning appliances such as furnaces emit carbon monoxide and can harm your health if inhaled. Christmas trees and holiday cooking can potentially start a house fire. Before guests arrive, test safety devices such as carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. To do so, simply press the “Test” button and replace batteries as needed. Your safety is our top priority!
We hope you have a wonderful and cozy holiday season spent with loved ones. To ensure your comfort remains through each holiday event, we strongly encourage you to follow our HVAC holiday checklist and schedule heating maintenance! Happy Holidays from the Anchor Air family to yours!
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