How to Prepare your HVAC for Thanksgiving Dinner

Prepping fro Turkey day

Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie recipe and mashed potatoes are not the only things that need to be prepared for Thanksgiving dinner. During the holiday season, it is essential that your HVAC is ready for all your friends and family that will be visiting your home. So, what exactly do you need to do to ensure your unit is in tip-top shape? C&C is here to give you some ways to prepare your HVAC for Thanksgiving this year.

Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Visit

With all the hustle and bustle surrounding Thanksgiving, the last thing you want is a heating disaster! We recommend getting ahead of the game by scheduling an HVAC maintenance visit before your guests come knocking at your door. These visits allow a professional to diagnose any current issues or potential future issues with your units. Maintenance visits also contribute to longer equipment life, lower utility bills, and fewer breakdowns.

Replace your Air Filter

This one may surprise you, but dirty air filters can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. As a matter of fact, a dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for an HVAC system failure. Why? Well, a dirty filter restricts airflow into the HVAC system’s air handler, which can cause the system to overheat and fail. So, before setting those placemats for your guests, clean or change your air filter to ensure that clean air travels through your home.

Check for Air Leaks

Outside air entering your home can make your HVAC work harder to maintain the desired temperature. Your system can work much more efficiently if there is no sneaky air entering or escaping your home. Not to mention, your guests will be more comfortable without a draft interrupting their meal. Before Thanksgiving Day, you should:

  • Check all rooms, attics, and basements for any places where air may be entering
  • Inspect the exterior caulking around your doors and windows to make sure they are sealed tightly
  • Take note of any areas in your home where you feel a draft

Thanksgiving is all about food, family, and fun without any interruptions from your HVAC system. So make sure you add these three things to your to-do list before your guests arrive so you can focus on enjoying your family – what actually matters. Schedule your service or give us a call at 732-860-2660

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