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7 Helpful HVAC System Tips for Thanksgiving

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The last thing you need to worry about when you’re entertaining for Thanksgiving is your HVAC system! Follow along with our helpful tips to keep your home’s HVAC running smoothly this holiday.

Turn Down the Heat

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If you have an oven full of turkey, a stovetop overflowing with sides and gravy, and a house full of guests, chances are your home is already pretty toasty! You can dial back your thermostat a degree or two before prepping dinner to prevent your furnace from overworking itself.

It’s Time for your HVAC System’s Tune-up

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Regular maintenance for your furnace is the best gift you can give yourself this Thanksgiving. A tune-up by our HVAC specialists keeps your HVAC system running at peak efficiency and prevents costly breakdowns. Schedule your seasonal maintenance today.

Change Your Air Filters

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We say this one a lot, and it’s especially true during Thanksgiving! If you have a lot of people over, you won’t want your guests breathing in less than clean air. Changing your air filter purifies your home’s air and frees up your HVAC system from dirt and dust buildup, meaning it won’t have to work so hard to heat your home.

Clean Your Vents

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Speaking of dust, cleaning your vents is another excellent way to improve your home’s air quality. Dust and wipe down your home’s vents and registers as part of your cleaning routine leading up to Thanksgiving.

There’s Still Time to Get a Smart Thermostat

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A must-have this holiday season is a smart thermostat. No matter where you are (like the grocery store) or what you’re doing (perhaps last-minute shopping), you can control your home’s temperature from your phone. Set your preferred temperature, and your smart thermostat will do the rest. It gives you time to focus on more important things, such as basting every half hour!

Shut the Door! (Your HVAC System Will Thank You)

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If you have a lot of guests coming and going, do your best to keep your home’s doors closed as often as possible. Every time they open, your home loses a lot of heat, and your HVAC system has to work harder.

Ready for an HVAC System Upgrade?

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If your heating system isn’t working as well as it used to, that might be a sign it’s time for an upgrade, especially if it’s an older unit. Get a free quote on a new energy-efficient gas furnace now by filling out our online form.

Bonus tip from our plumbing team:

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Be careful about how you dispose of food waste on Thanksgiving. Stringy food, like celery, can damage your garbage disposal, and grease from cooking can clog your pipes. Let any grease congeal and then put it in the trash. When you’ve finished using your garbage disposal, run water down the drain so it’s free and clear for the next time you use it. This will keep your plumbing in good working order this holiday.

As always, if you need anything as you prepare for the big day, give us a call or book an appointment.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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