Once the holiday season is over, you should have a chance to catch up on tasks around your home, including taking care of your HVAC system. Making sure that your HVAC system is in good condition helps ensure that you start the new year off with lower energy bills and a comfortably heated home.
Keep the following HVAC checklist in mind after holiday festivities are done.
Adjust Your Thermostat
January is one of the coldest months of the year for Indianapolis homeowners. If you don’t want to deal with skyrocketing heating bills, change the settings on your thermostat. Setting it a few degrees lower before you go to work and before you go to bed can help you save energy and money the rest of the season. Your heating system won’t have to come on as often to heat your home, reducing wear and tear and energy usage.
Replace the HVAC Filter
Holiday decorations can add dust and debris to the air in your home, which can cause you to sneeze or experience other health issues. Your HVAC filter normally catches these particles and helps your HVAC system run efficiently, but it can’t if it’s dirty. Put in a new HVAC filter after the holidays are over, so that you’ll have cleaner air overall and a lower amount of energy usage.
Wipe Down HVAC Registers and Vents
Go through your home when the holidays are over, and wipe down all of the vents and registers. Clearing these areas helps prevent dust from getting blown around your home when the heat comes on. Make sure that furniture and other items aren’t blocking any of these vents or registers.
Set Up HVAC Maintenance
Schedule professional maintenance as part of your post-holiday HVAC checklist. Having a technician do HVAC maintenance on your system helps ensure that it’s in good working condition for the rest of winter.
If you need to set up end-of-year HVAC maintenance at your Indianapolis home, please contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. Our team can help you out with tasks on your HVAC checklist.
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