This holiday season we at Heating Specialties want to make sure you’ll be comfortable — and safe! Maintaining your HVAC system is a gift for the whole family that keeps on giving! Follow these tips to make sure your system is ready for the holidays.
Change your filter
Your furnace filter is the first place to check when maintaining your HVAC system. The frequency of changing it depends on your system and the size of the filter, but 30-90 days is a good place to start. We’ve seen some horror stories and want to help our customers avoid inefficiencies in your system.
Try a programmable thermostat
A programmable or smart thermostat would be a great gift this holiday season! It’s the ultimate measure of comfort when it comes to your HVAC system. Using a schedule to update the temperature based on when your family is home, away or asleep will improve efficiency for your system, save you money, and keep your system running better for longer. A smart thermostat allows you to make updates from your phone, anywhere in the house or even when you’re out and about at your holiday gatherings.
Check your ductwork
Making sure your ductwork and insulation are in good shape without leaks is a great step to improving the maintenance and efficiency of your system. The average home loses 20-30% of air from leaks and poorly connected ductwork. Heating Specialties can assess, seal and insulate your ductwork.
Improve air quality
For some of us, colder temperatures can mean flaring allergies and increased illness. Heating Specialties can provide many options for improved indoor air quality, including mechanical air filtration systems, increased ventilation, air cleaners, air purifiers, UV germicidal lights, and ionization devices. Give your family the gift of cleaner air this winter.