Holiday Tips

HVAC Holiday Safety Tips

The upcoming festive season is a great time to enjoy fun outside activities with family in your home, such as football games and movie nights. It is common for many homeowners to begin decorating their front doors with lights and other decorations at this time. Most people rarely think to think about their HVAC systems during seasons when holiday decor is in place. Although you’re spending a lot of time decorating your living space to look festive, do not forget that your HVAC system is an essential home appliance that also requires attention.

Inspect your air filters

Improve your family’s indoor air quality especially for relatives and friends who have allergic reactions or are susceptible to asthma. A dirty air filter will not be able to thoroughly get rid of the contaminants from your home, so things like mold, dust mites, pollen, pet dander and viruses will continue to remain in the air in your home.

Your dirty filter can limit airflow into your home, increasing difficulties for your heating and cooling system to maintain your desired temperature ranges. Therefore, it is fundamental to replace your filter every 30 to 90 days to keep your HVAC system functioning perfectly.

Check for leaks

Check your windows and doors for air leaks. Weatherstripping and caulking are simple remedies for sealing air leaks. Adding these fixes not only improves your system’s performance, but it also saves you money.

Keep up your maintenance

You don’t ever want to have trouble with your heating or cooling system, when you have guests on the way. Even if you think that everything is in working order, it’s always a good plan to schedule regular maintenance services.These services can help increase the longevity of your system. They can also help you address small issues before things worsen and turn into costly repairs and maintenance.

Watch out of fire hazards

You should be mindful that things like wrapping paper and blankets can lead to potential fire hazards. If you are traveling to a different area, make a quick and thorough visual inspection before you leave. You would be surprised by the number of house fires caused each year by flammable objects being caught up in heating vents or because of a Christmas tree too close to the furnace.

Contact Borum today to schedule your seasonal tune up to make sure your system will keep you warm all season long.

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