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Tips for Preparing Your HVAC System for Holiday Gatherings

When the sun starts to set earlier in the evening and the cool breezes come to Eatonton, there can be excitement in the air. Many people in our area love the holiday season and are already anticipating the holiday gatherings that they’ll be hosting. What if you’re hosting an event for friends or family and your heat all of a sudden stops working? While things can happen at any time, there are steps you can take to prevent this scenario from altering your plans. Having your HVAC system inspected this fall can be a smart step to take.

HVAC Inspections

At Superior Heating and Air, we’re often called out to residences around Eatonton to check things out when issues arise. It seems inevitable that someone’s air conditioner will break down during the hot, humid summers that we experience here in Georgia and that someone’s heater will malfunction on the coldest night of the year. We can’t predict the future, but we can work to maintain your HVAC system so that it can be in its best condition.

During a fall HVAC inspection, some of our tasks could include:

  • Checking if your thermostat is calibrated
  • Replacing your filter, if necessary
  • Checking wiring and electrical connections
  • Looking for leaks or cracks in the system
  • Inspecting pilot lights
  • Addressing clogged blowers
  • Lubricating any areas that require attention

Taking a close look at all of your components also ensures that we can identify areas of concern before they become more significant. Sometimes, you might not know that something is wrong until your entire system stops working. This is a scenario that we hope to prevent. You certainly don’t want your guests to be shivering while you’re gathered around the dinner table, watching football, or simply enjoying each other’s company.

More Tips for Holiday Gatherings

When your home is filled with friends or family and your oven is filled with delicious food, the temperatures can start to rise in your home. Consider lowering the thermostat a few degrees when you’re planning to have a full house. You could also consider getting a smart thermostat so that you can control the temperature with your phone or tablet. In addition, you’ll want to keep your vents or heating devices free of clutter. The air should be able to flow freely.

In our area of Georgia, traditions are important. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season in which you can keep up your traditions and celebrate. Have an HVAC inspection conducted early in the fall so that your home can be comfortable, warm, and inviting. We even have HVAC maintenance plans for you to consider. Call Superior Heating and Air to schedule your HVAC inspection.