Preparing Your Home for Holiday Guests: HVAC Tips

As the holiday season rolls in, our thoughts turn to festive decorations, family gatherings, and heartfelt traditions. But amid the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget the unsung hero of home comfort—your HVAC system. Hi, I’m Wesley Gheen, owner of Firehouse Heating & Air. Today, I want to share some tips to ensure your heating system is in peak condition to welcome your guests with warmth and comfort.

Couple sitting by the fire

Tip 1: Schedule a Pre-Holiday Tune-up

First things first, a pre-holiday tune-up is essential. Just like you wouldn’t host a feast without prepping the kitchen, you shouldn’t entertain without ensuring your HVAC system is tuned to perfection. Our experienced technicians at Firehouse Heating & Air can perform a comprehensive check-up, from filter changes to thermostat calibration, so you can entertain with ease knowing your system won’t let you down.

Tip 2: Clear and Check Your Vents

Holiday decorations can sometimes block vents without you realizing it. Make sure all vents are clear of furniture, curtains, and festive trimmings to allow air to flow freely. Blocked vents not only strain your HVAC system but can create cold spots—leaving Aunt Edna shivering through dinner.

Tip 3: Upgrade Your Filters

With a house full of guests, you want the air to be as clean as possible. Upgrading to high-quality air filters can capture additional allergens and pathogens, keeping the indoor air quality high and your loved ones breathing easy.

Tip 4: Consider a Programmable Thermostat

If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to upgrade to a programmable thermostat. It will allow you to set the temperature for different times of the day automatically. That means you can keep it cooler while everyone’s bundled up for the night and warm it up right before the day’s festivities begin.

Tip 5: Educate Your Guests on HVAC Etiquette

A quick briefing on your home’s HVAC etiquette can go a long way. Let your guests know about any off-limit thermostats adjustments and ensure they close doors quickly to keep the cold air out and the warm in.

Tip 6: Prepare for Emergencies

Despite the best preparations, sometimes things go awry. It’s crucial to have a plan in case of an HVAC emergency. Keep the number for Firehouse Heating & Air handy, and rest assured that we’re just a call away, ready to bring the heat back to your holiday cheer.

Closing Thoughts

A little preparation goes a long way toward ensuring your holidays are filled with comfort and joy. At Firehouse Heating & Air, we’re dedicated to making sure your home’s heating system runs seamlessly, so you can focus on what truly matters—making memories with your loved ones. From our family to yours, we wish you a warm, safe, and joyful holiday season.