Don't let your heating system be added stress to your holiday season.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 22, 2013
The holiday season is fast approaching and before you know it, your home will be filled with family and friends. Most homeowners take some time before the holidays to get their homes in order. This might include a fresh coat of paint, sprucing up of a guestroom or two, or decorating with holiday décor. To really guarantee your loved ones will be comfortable during their visit to your home, your house needs to be warm and cozy.
Unfortunately, keeping a home warm during the coldest months of winter can be expensive. You want guests to be comfortable, but you do not want a heating bill of several hundred dollars to show up after the first of the year. What can you do to keep things cozy without breaking the bank?
Schedule a Tune-up for Your Furnace
One of the most important things you can do to ensure a cozy home during the holidays is to schedule a furnace tune-up before winter arrives. Heating Tune-ups Mesa AZ, keep you on top of repairs that might be needed before a furnace breakdown. They also ensure your furnace is running as efficiently as possible, so you are not paying extra every time the heat clicks on. Seasonal maintenance is a great idea for all homeowners, whether you intend to host large holiday gatherings or not.
Schedule a Duct Cleaning
Cleaning the duct system in your home accomplishes two things. It helps your furnace heat your home more efficiently and it keeps the air in your home clean. The last thing you want when your home is full of holiday guests is to have dirty air blowing from your duct system. Nobody wants Aunt Myrtle’s allergies acting up or Little Timmy sneezing on the pumpkin pie. A pre-holiday duct cleaning Mesa AZ ensures everyone breathes easier while making merry.
Replace Your Old Furnace
Is your furnace on its last legs? There is a good chance it will choose the holiday season to break down. If you think installing a new furnace now is too much of an expense or inconvenience, just imagine how bad it will be doing so with a house full of freezing people. Choose a reliable replacement for your old furnace from a brand like Carrier, Rheem, Trane or so Ameristar you can rest easy during the holiday season.
Improve Your Insulation
Maybe your furnace works fine, but all the warm air it is blowing into your house is escaping through the cracks and holes. A few hours spent insulating your problem areas can make a big impact all winter long. Insulation foam, plastics, and fibers are a great way to reduce your holiday heating without investing in big ticket items.
Let the Sun In
Last but not least, remember the temperatures might be frigid, but the sun is still hard at work. Keep your window shades raised during the day and your rooms will stay much warmer without the help of the furnace. Keeping rooms bright and sunny also adds to the cheer of the season, especially when there is a fresh blanket of snow just outside.
Looking for more tips for heating your holiday home? Contact Air Care Cooling & Heating for ideas about reducing your heating bill all winter long.