HVAC Tips for the Holidays

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Make this holiday the best yet! Here are some tips to help you:

You are home for the holidays, and here come the guests! You’ll want to make them as comfortable in your home as they are in their own. Air Expo has you covered, in a warm hand-knit blanket snuggled by the toasty fireplace. Here are a few quick tips to keep your guests comfortable during your holiday gatherings.

Check Your Blanket Supply

If overnight guests are coming to stay, be sure to have a clean supply of warm blankets in stock. Some may want extra coverage or weight on them while they sleep. It will ensure everyone has a comfortable night’s sleep. Well rested guests are happy guests.

Check for Drafts

Check the caulking around the windows in your home and doors for cold air. You may not frequently visit guest rooms throughout the year and weather stripping can age and rot, giving way to drafty air. You can quickly seal them with new caulking.

Turn Down the Heat

During large family gatherings, the body heat from all your guests can elevate the temperature in the home. Also consider the baking and cooking going on just prior to the festivities. Here’s your chance to save a little energy and heating cost while keeping your guests comfortable. No one wants to open the windows during the holiday party because it has gotten too warm.

Routine HVAC Maintenance

If you haven’t scheduled yours yet, before your guests arrive would be the time! An annual tune-up will help ensure reliable warmth and comfort for your guests as you entertain. You’ll want to make sure your furnace is free of health and fire hazards. A routine maintenance can catch minor issues before they become major problems and give you peace of mind while you’re entertaining.

Set the Thermostat Back

If you are traveling for the holidays, and will be a guest rather than the one entertaining, kick the thermostat back a bit to save on heating costs. Experts recommend setting your thermostat no lower than 60 degrees for significant energy savings while you’re away. Any lower than 60 will risk freezing your pipes. If you have any pets in the home, keep the thermostat at a temperature that is comfortable enough that you, yourself would enjoy.

The holidays are a time for celebration, and a touch of chaos. With so many things on your to-do list, we hope these quick holiday tips will help make it easy for you to enjoy the season just a little bit more. We’ll help ensure your HVAC is in excellent condition for the holidays and help prepare you to host that big family gathering to keep your guests warm and safe. From our family at Air Expo, to yours, Happy Holidays!

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