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Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

November 16, 2023

The holiday season is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time to prepare your home for the festivities. While you're busy decorating, cooking, and hosting guests, don't overlook your HVAC system. Here are a few tips to make sure your home is comfortable and in optimal condition during the holiday season.

Schedule a Professional HVAC Inspection

Before the holiday rush, it's wise to schedule an HVAC inspection with a certified technician. A professional inspection will identify any potential issues with your system and address them before they become major problems. Regular maintenance can help prevent breakdowns and ensure that your HVAC system operates efficiently when you need it most. Let Godwin Heating & Cooling help by scheduling an appointment with our team today.

Change Your Air Filters

Clean air filters are essential for maintaining good indoor air quality and preventing your system from overworking. With more people in your home and potential allergens like dust and pet dander from guests, it's crucial to change your air filters regularly.

Optimize Your Thermostat

Ensure your thermostat is programmed to provide comfort during the holiday season. Set it at a temperature that's cozy for your guests but not excessively warm to save on energy bills. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat if you haven't already, which can automatically adjust the temperature to suit your daily schedule.

Seal Leaks and Insulate

To keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient, check for drafts and seal any gaps in windows, doors, and ductwork. Proper insulation will help maintain a consistent indoor temperature, reducing the workload on your HVAC system and saving you money on heating costs.

Clean and Decorate Mindfully

While holiday decorations add a festive touch to your home, be mindful of where you place them. Avoid blocking vents or placing decorations too close to the thermostat, as this can affect the temperature reading and make your HVAC system work harder. Also, be cautious with candles and open flames to prevent accidents.

Practice Energy-Efficient Cooking

Holiday cooking can generate a lot of heat in your home. Try to stagger your cooking times to avoid overheating your kitchen and making your HVAC system compensate. Additionally, consider using smaller appliances like microwaves, toaster ovens, and slow cookers, which generate less heat than the oven and stove.

Plan for Regular Maintenance

After the holidays, don't forget to continue with regular HVAC maintenance. A well-maintained system is more energy-efficient and lasts longer, providing comfort for many more holiday seasons to come.

Prepping your home for the holidays is not just about festive decorations and delicious feasts; it's also about ensuring a comfortable and welcoming environment for your guests. Remember, here at Godwin we are here to assist you with all your heating and cooling needs, so don't hesitate to schedule a maintenance visit or ask for advice. Happy holidays and a warm, cozy home to you and your loved ones!


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