Tips to Prepare Your Home's HVAC System for the Holiday Season

Tips to Prepare Your Home's HVAC System for the Holiday Season

If you are like most American homeowners, you probably have at least one more party or event planned for the holiday season, not even including New Year’s Eve. While you are busy getting ready with food, decorations, games, furniture, and so on, don’t forget to prepare your own home. In particular, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is going to need some attention if you want to host the best holiday party possible.

Here’s some fast tips to get your HVAC system holiday ready:

  1. Dust it off: You might not have sensitivity to allergens within your home’s HVAC system but some of your guests and relatives probably do. Start with a quick dusting and cleaning of the vents visible throughout your home. You can get a damp rag and wipe them down to keep it simple, but if things look really thick and murky in there, you might want to consider professional cleaning services.
  2. Filter replacement: Dusting out vents and ports will only get you so far. To be thorough, you should replace your furnace’s filter. This needs to be done regularly, anyway, but replace it before the holidays for sure. A new filter can trap allergens well before they reach your guests and cause people to want to leave your party early.
  3. In or out: If you and your guests are constantly going inside your home and then back out again, it can really bother your HVAC system. Not only will the inside not be the temperature you want, but you are going to wind up paying more in energy bills as it fights to maintain the climate. By setting a timetable of party events, you can direct guest traffic to either inside or out, minimizing the number of times a door is left open and the cold/hot air is let in/out.
  4. Lower the heat: Have you ever gotten home from work, looked at the thermostat, saw one number, looked at it again an hour later, and saw the temperature actually went up? Body heat is underestimated all the time. Since you are planning packing more people into your home than usual, your HVAC will need to provide significantly less heat to achieve the right temperature. Drop it a few degrees below the normal amount and adjust it throughout the holiday party.

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