During the holiday season, many people host parties and family get-togethers in their homes. Don’t let your heating and cooling system put a damper on your holiday festivities. Here are some furnace tips for the holidays.
Inspect Your Filter
Inspect your furnace filter and replace it as needed. A dirty air filter can hamper the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment. Be sure to check your furnace filter each month, and replace it every one to three months.
Have Your Unit Inspected
Have your heating and cooling system inspected by a qualified HVAC technician in the fall to keep it running smoothly during the holiday season. An HVAC inspection is a thorough review and testing of your property’s heating and cooling equipment.
Test Your Thermostat
Testing your HVAC thermostat is a good way to ensure that your heating and cooling system is not being overworked. If your HVAC thermostat responds properly and displays an accurate temperature reading, then it is working properly.
Reduce Drafts in Your Home
Another way to save on your monthly energy costs is by ensuring that there are no drafts in your house. According to the Department of Energy, you can save as much as 30% on your energy bills by sealing drafty windows. You can seal air leaks by caulking or replacing weather-stripping.
Cover Your Air Conditioner
Consider covering your air conditioner’s outside unit once you are certain you will not be using it again for the season. You can buy an inexpensive outdoor unit cover, and it will help protect your air conditioner from snow and ice as well as debris buildup. Do you need an HVAC inspection? If you have not had a heating system inspection done this year, now is the time to do it. MM Comfort Systems services Seattle, Redmond and Tacoma with HVAC maintenance, repairs and more. Our qualified technicians will ensure your HVAC system is ready for the holiday season, so call us today!