Get Your Home Ready For The Holidays
With the beginning of the holiday season arriving, there are several things to get your home ready for the holidays. It’s time to make those final preparations to get your home ready for your guests or possible preparations for you to head out on the road.
For those of us hosting the holidays, it’s safe to say that we’ll be cleaning the house from top to bottom! However, did you know that very cleaning can also benefit your HVAC system during the holidays as well?
Here is our list to get your home ready for the holidays:
- Dust, dust, dust! One of the best ways to help your HVAC system before the holidays is to simply dust. The more you dust, the less dust particles that travel through your home’s ductwork and spread throughout your home. The best way to dust is just simply take a dry rag and wipe exposed surfaces.
- Replace your furnace filters! Because your furnace is vital to entertaining during the holiday season, make sure that you have replaced your filters within the last month. Furnace filters allow your furnace to breathe easier. Remember, your furnace needs its filter to be replaced on a monthly basis.
- Turn the thermostat down! If you’re cooking for the holidays, you are guaranteed to have your oven on for extended periods of time. Because your oven will be running so much, it will actually be providing some heat to your home. This means that your furnace won’t need to run as much, so feel free to turn that thermostat down a few degrees since your oven will make up for the extra heat needed.
- For those that will be traveling, especially if it is for an extended amount of time, be sure to set your thermostat at its lowest setting. There is no reason to pay for heat you won’t be using!
Everyone at LHT Cooling, Heating and Refrigeration, Inc., would like to wish you a warm and Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t hesitate to call us if you need help to get your home ready for the holidays!