Only one word comes to mind when we think about our HVAC unit breaking down in the middle of our holiday season: bah humbug! Luckily, there are ways to avoid that from happening. Here are the top 4 surprising tips to avoid an HVAC breakdown this holiday season.
Have Your Ducts Inspected and Cleaned?
Homeowners don’t often think about their ducts. But truth be told, they need a little TLC now and then, too. Your ducts can accumulate dust, debris, mold, and other pollutants over time. Not only does this impact your indoor air quality, but it can also put a strain on your HVAC unit. Eventually, it can cause your HVAC unit to break down. The last thing you want is to deal with a broken furnace while hosting guests. Schedule your duct cleaning and inspection today to avoid that from happening.
Change Your Air Filter
According to the EPA, the most effective ways to improve indoor air quality are to reduce or remove the sources of pollutants. One way you can do that is to change your air filter every 1-3 months. If you have pets, children, or more activity in your home, you should aim to change the filter every month. Your HVAC filter is designed to filter the air throughout the home. However, once it is clogged or blocked by pollutants, it can put a strain on your HVAC unit and make your indoor air quality worse.
Use Your Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans aren’t only for use during the summer. They can, and should, also be used in the winter. Using your ceiling fan year-round can reduce the strain on your HVAC unit while also saving energy. This holiday season, change the direction of your fan blades to spin clockwise. This allows the fan to pull colder air towards the ceiling and push warm air down toward the floor. Ceiling fans are beneficial in that they provide a comfortable temperature on their own so you can use your HVAC unit less.
Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up
If you’ve ever met with an HVAC technician, you’ve probably heard time and time again that a heating and cooling tune-up is essential. We’re to echo that message because it is true. Scheduling an HVAC tune-up on an annual basis helps prolong the life of your system, cut down on utility costs, and yes, you guessed it – helps prevent future breakdowns. Before hosting guests this holiday season, schedule an HVAC tune-up!
Do You Need To Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up? Contact American Air & Heat in Oviedo, FL Today!
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