The Best Tips To Prep Your HVAC System For Vacations

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Vacations can be a handful at times, so make your vacation less stressful by prioritizing your HVAC system health. The best way to make sure you return home to a calm home is by making sure that your HVAC system is healthy and working right! Here are some expert tips to help your HVAC system stay healthy and hopefully see another year!

Air Filter Cleaning

One of the easiest ways to help extend the lifespan of your HVAC system is to clean your air filters regularly, and we mean it! Often homeowners can see that their indoor air quality and HVAC system suffer due to dirty air filters.

Not only can dirty air filters make your home feel stuffy or have odd smells, but they can also cost you extra on your energy bills! A dirty air filter puts extra strain on your HVAC system that can cause your heating system to work harder than it needs to, potentially damaging components.

How often should you clean your air filters? Well, we recommend that you should wash and properly dry your air filter at least every two to three months. What better time to start than today!

Careful With What You Put Near The HVAC!

This may not be the first thing that pops into many homeowners’ minds, but be careful with flammable objects near your heat sources this season. Flammable ornaments or furniture should be kept away from vents to avoid any potential fires while unattended. This is a tip best for anyone planning to leave their home alone for quite some time, so before you leave home, do a quick check of what items are near any heat sources!

Thermostat Conservation

Fathers worldwide rejoice; it turns out being stingy with the thermostat was worth the hassle! If you want to keep your energy bills relatively low this winter, consider opting for a thermostat temperature of around 68 degrees. Cranking up the heat may be cozier, but each degree above room temperature can add up. You can cozy up with extra blankets and even socks to save money and give your heating system a break this season!

Improving Airflow

The best way to help your HVAC system is to keep your vents clear of any blockages and while that seems obvious, check your vents quickly. Often we can forget that we have furniture or decorations that may be blocking air vents which can quickly reduce our airflow efficiency. Better airflow means having to use your heating system less to warm up, which can save you extra and just in time for any last-minute gifts!

Want to know the best way to save money on your heating system this season? Well, at Five Star Plumbing Heating Cooling and Electrical we’ll let you in on the secret; it’s regular maintenance! If you call us at (864) 306-4898 our experts can help you find the best way to improve your home’s heating system. We will make sure your HVAC system is working at peak efficiency, so you can save money and stay cozy.