The last thing you need to put a damper on the holidays (in addition to this pandemic) is an HVAC system that creates issues or breaks down completely. To make sure you stay cozy and warm this season, here are some helpful HVAC tips for the holidays brought to you by the pros at American Air & Heat!

  1. Check Your Air Filter
    One of the best and easiest ways to maintain your HVAC unit is to make sure its filter is clean. A clogged filter can restrict airflow, worsen indoor air quality and even lead to a frozen evaporator coil if ignored for too long. A clean air filter can ensure you are breathing clean air while maintaining warmth and comfort. In addition, it can reduce your heating and cooling bills by 5 to 15%. To ensure your HVAC unit does not cause problems this winter, make sure you check your air filter and change it if necessary. It only takes a few minutes, but it can make a world of a difference in performance!
  2. Schedule an HVAC Inspection
    If you know any trusted HVAC technicians in the area that are offering safe HVAC inspections, take advantage of them and schedule one as soon as possible. An HVAC inspection can ensure your unit is functioning properly, point out any problems, and schedule any repairs so that your unit can stay protected now and in the future!
  3. Seal Any Leaks
    Air leaks can increase your energy bills and keep you from staying warm and cozy. Make sure you check the usual spots in your home for air leaks—doors and windows. Ensure the caulking around them hasn’t cracked and the weatherstripping is still intact. If you need new weatherstripping, you can look in your nearest home improvement store and find the material and type that works for you. In addition, make sure your insulation is in good condition, especially in your attic. Air often escapes through your attic the most, so make sure the insulation you have is enough. If you have blown-in insulation, you can visually inspect it by making sure it is covering your attic floor joists.
  4. Keep Your Vents and Registers Clean and Clear
    Make sure that all your vents and registers don’t have anything blocking them – including furniture. Additionally, make sure they are free of any dust and dander by vacuuming them using a brush attachment and following it up with a wipe from a damp cloth. Dust-free vents ensure your indoor air is clean and has a limited number of allergens.

Want more HVAC tips for the holidays? Get in touch with the pros at American Air & Heat! We offer air conditioning, heating, duct cleaning services, and much more. Call us today at (407) 512-9337 or schedule a service with us on our website. Whatever services you need, our team of experts would be more than happy to help you out.

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