If you’ve got family headed your way for the holidays, here are some of my best tips to make sure your house is safe and sound.

Clear Away Clutter

  • Fall is a great time to declutter your home and make space for guests. While rearranging furniture or switching rugs, it’s important to make sure nothing is blocking your air vents.
  • Curtains, couches, side tables or anything blocking your air vents will reduce air flow and create hot/cold spots.

Clean Dust & Debris 

  • As temperatures cool down, people and pets spend more time inside, creating more dust, dirt, and allergens in your home.
  • If the air in your home is too dry, that also generates more dust. Skin, fabrics, plants—everything produces more dust as it dries out. Add moisture with one of our whole-house humidifiers that we attach to your system.
  • Clean out all your A/C registers and vents, overhead fan blades, and install fresh HVAC filters.  Fresh filters allow maximum air flow and more comfort while reducing stress on your system.
  • Leaky ducts can also be a source of more dust circulating throughout your home. We offer duct sealing services that will fully seal your whole system, which also keeps your heated air from escaping into your attic and crawlspace.

Assess Important Safety Items

  • Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure they’re functional and have fresh batteries. (smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years, carbon monoxide alarms every 6-10 years)
  • If you have a fire extinguisher, know where it’s located and how to use it. If you don’t have a fire extinguisher, please be sure to get one. They’re very inexpensive but can save your home and your life.
  • If you have a wood-burning fireplace, have it cleaned and inspected.
  • Have spots in or around your home that become slippery during rain or icy conditions? Consider installing no-slip mats in those places, especially if you will have elderly guests.
  • Don’t use indoor extension cords for outdoor lighting, as they are not equipped for the elements or the electrical load. Also, don’t overload extension cords by plugging in too many things. Use a power strip that will turn off if overloaded.

Give Your HVAC System Some TLC

  • No matter how great your holiday meal might be, a breakdown of your heating system will cool everyone’s joy. It’s much better to proactively find any issues before the holidays and your guests arrive.
  • Seasonal maintenance (cleaning filters, inspecting heating components, calibrating the thermostat, etc) is crucial to pinpoint problems and ensure your heating system performs at maximum efficiency.
  • Your HVAC inspection will look for microscopic gas leaks and also ensure your furnace is properly vented, which is the most likely source of carbon monoxide.

Enjoy some holiday savings with a $50 Coupon good for any heating service, repair, or tune-up we offer.

PS. If Santa has a new heating & air system in store for you this season, it’s a great time to buy. We’re offering up to $1200 in instant rebates on new systems through 11/30.

Simply contact us or call 770-271-7511 to schedule any service or get a free estimate on a new system.

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