The holidays are a glorious time of the year for the entire family, but they also represent the need for proper home comfort throughout the winter season. Whether you’re hosting parties, enjoying family time, or going on vacation, here are some simple holiday HVAC concerns that you should tackle:
Reach Out to a Qualified Technician
Before the holidays kick into gear, it’s a good idea to give a trusted HVAC technician a call and schedule an inspection of your furnace. The technician will be able to perform any tune-up needs that will help keep the system running smoothly and can pinpoint any issues that require further maintenance either in the immediate future or somewhere down the road.
Periodically Check the Filter
Furnace filters fill up with dust and debris rather quickly, especially if you’ve been running your HVAC system on a regular basis. The general rule when it comes to replacing or cleaning your filter is to check it every 1-3 months. This will ensure proper and efficient operation throughout the holiday season.
Turn Down Your Thermostat
As the holidays get closer, temperatures outside will drop and that means it’s time to turn down your thermostat because you won’t be needing the air conditioner running any longer. What you will most likely need on a chilly night, however, is for your heat to kick on, so make sure that you’ve adjusted the thermostat to a temperature that your household can agree on.
Leave Your Home in Good Hands
The last thing you want to do is return from vacation to a burst pipe or home that’s been broken into. While you can prepare for such things by putting a hold on mail delivery, shutting off the main water valve, and taking other precautions, nothing beats having a friend or neighbor watching over your house while you’re gone.
If you need more information on how to remedy holiday HVAC concerns, or if you have any other questions related to home comfort, contact the experts at Beyer Boys. We’ve been serving the needs of San Antonio and the surrounding area since 1990.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).