Furnace Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season will soon be upon us. That means fantastic times with friends and family, gift-giving, New Year’s resolutions, and, yes, cold weather. As long as your furnace works during the holidays, you shouldn’t have too much of a problem with cold weather.

Don’t be too passive with the heater, though. Here are a few tips for using the furnace during the festive season.

Realize You’ll Have Guests

You won’t be by yourself during a holiday party. Be aware that some adjustments might be necessary when 20 more people are in your home. Seventy degrees might be a little too hot for people dressed up for a party.

If you are cooking hams and turkeys, then heat from the oven could drive up the temperature even further. You should lower the thermostat to compensate for these changes.

Double-Check the Filter

A dirty filter can cause all kinds of troubles for a furnace. Dirty filters also negatively affect air quality, and you don’t want guests breathing in any dirty air. Also, you don’t want them to freeze if the furnace overheats and shuts off. To prevent these issues, make sure the filter gets replaced. Also, look into any other preventive maintenance steps.

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Don’t Let Clutter Become a Problem

Often, people store things near the furnace because it is out of the way. This is often a poor idea because clutter can create a fire hazard. For added safety, get all that clutter out of there, and make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are running.

The time has come to give Bormida Mechanical Services, Inc. a call. If you need immediate service or want an inspection or cleaning, someone can help you out. Our team offers a full range of heating and cooling services as well as help with commercial refrigeration and indoor air quality. Contact us today.