As the colder weather makes its way back around, many families are getting together to celebrate Thanksgiving. If your home is the meetup location for your family this year, it's likely that you're getting everything prepared. One aspect that you don't want to forget is your HVAC system. With so many people being indoors, it's essential to keep your air quality level high.
Get a Professional HVAC Inspection
Whenever the fall weather starts, it's best to get a professional HVAC inspection
of your heating system. This will allow an HVAC professional to deep clean your heating unit and ensure that all components of your system are working properly. The last thing that you want to happen during your Thanksgiving holiday is to experience your heating system going out.
Replace Your Clogged Air Filter
Your HVAC system has an air filter that is responsible for trapping harmful allergens and contaminants from the air inside of your home. When your filter reaches the end of its lifespan, your indoor air quality levels can decrease. Before you have your family over, take the time to replace your old, clogged air filter. This only takes a couple of seconds and helps to ensure that your air quality stays high.
Keep Your AC at a Comfortable Temperature
If you're expecting a lot of people inside of your home, the temperatures can easily rise. You may be tempted to start blasting your AC system to chill off your home. You should avoid doing this as it can stress your HVAC system. Instead, consider lowering the temperature a few degrees under what you normally have it set at before your guests arrive. If you notice that it's too hot, simply lower the temperature again about a degree or two after your guests arrive.
Dispose of Greases Properly
When you're doing a lot of cooking, it can be easy to feel rushed. Instead of putting that grease into an old can or disposable cup, you may simply pour it down the drain. While this can be convenient, it can wreak havoc on your home's piping. As soon as the grease dries up, it can clog your drain. You don't want to have a plumbing problem when all of your family members are over.
Don't Overload Your Electrical Outlets
Not only are you likely using more electrical
appliances in the kitchen, but you may have decorations plugged in. The more stuff you plug in, the more draw you're going to put on your electrical system. The last thing you want to experience this Thanksgiving holiday is tripping your power circuit. To prevent this, be mindful of what you are plugging in. Avoid plugging too many things into your electrical cords and power strips as they can easily overheat and cause a house fire.
Call Us Today
If you need your HVAC system inspected before your Thanksgiving meal, be sure to contact us today
. Our trained HVAC professionals will ensure that your system is running in optimal condition.