How can we already be talking about the holidays? If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you want to ensure your guests are comfortable and well-fed. Before preparing for the big family gathering, check out these tips from Ernst Heating & Cooling of Hamel, IL. We’ll help you ensure the air stays clear and cozy on Turkey Day and during the busy holiday season.
Turn down the heat
November is an exciting month in the Midwest. We can see unseasonable warmth or wake up to a blanket of snow. If we’re looking at the latter, you may be tempted to hike up the heat for your guests’ comfort. Consider what else is happening in the home. If your oven is running and your kitchen is crowded, you may prefer keeping things cool to start.
You may notice your home becoming stuffy as the day wears on, even if planned. Take advantage of ceiling and exhaust fans as you prepare the meal, and don’t be afraid to open windows to cool things off quickly.
Clean the air
Get ahead of the cleaning game by changing your home’s air filter to catch some airborne dust and other particles you don’t notice until they’ve set up residence on your tabletop. This is your home’s chance to shine, and a layer of dust will dim its luster. A clean air filter also relieves stress on your HVAC system, leading to more months of comfort.
Air cleaners add a layer of protection against smoke, dust, pollen, mold spores, and other viruses that can irritate you and your guests. Humidifiers and air purification systems can tackle the irritating culprits that threaten to crash your party.
Schedule your furnace tune-up before the holiday gatherings begin
Did you know that proper maintenance throughout the year can keep your furnace operating at peak efficiency? What if your furnace decides to be a turkey and ruin the big day? Regular tune-ups can help you avoid that holiday disaster. During a regular maintenance call, the skilled HVAC technicians at Ernst Heating & Cooling will conduct a professional inspection, cleaning, lubricating, tightening, and adjusting HVAC components as necessary.
The holiday season is here. You deserve to enjoy the holiday season in comfort with your nearest and dearest. Take a deep breath and call Ernst Heating & Cooling at 618.217.1836 or schedule an online appointment for a furnace tune-up.