The holiday season is one of the most hectic times of the year. For a lot of people, it involves a lot of shopping, decorating and party hosting. With all these exciting activities, it’s not surprising that many homeowners tend to forget about their heating and air conditioning systems. While preparing your home for family and friends, it’s also worth thinking about your HVAC system and the role it plays in keeping everyone in your home nice and comfortable. Here are a few tips to keep things running smoothly:
Change the air filter. Changing the air filter can really do wonders for your indoor air quality. A clogged, dirty air filter won’t be able to remove pollutants from the air inside your home. What’s more, it could also restrict the airflow into and out of your home, making your HVAC unit work a lot harder than it needs to.
Store flammable objects away from your HVAC unit. The festive holiday season often involves a lot of young kids running around the house. For this reason, you need to take extra care when it comes to your home’s heating system by moving any flammable objects such as wrapping paper or blankets away from it to prevent accidents. If you’re going out, it’s also a good idea to do a quick visual check of the area around your unit before you leave.
Turn down your thermostat. If you’re planning to have a lot of friends and family over, it’s a good idea to turn your thermostat down a bit, as all the activities and additional people are likely to heat up your house. Turning down your thermostat by just a few degrees is a great way to ensure that everyone is as comfortable as possible.
Whether you’re in need of minor air conditioning repair services or are looking for a trusted local contractor to install your brand-new HVAC system, give McMaster a call at (949) 481-7995 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment. We serve home and business owners in Orange County as well as the surrounding areas.