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How To Prepare Your HVAC System For The Holidays

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If you plan on hosting your friends and family this holiday season, you'll need to make sure your home is ready to beat the cold weather. The holiday cheer is in the air, and everyone is gathered to enjoy the fireplace's warmth and the hot cocoa from the kitchen. Preparing your home for a successful holiday retreat requires your basic home necessities to be in check, especially your HVAC system.

Here are a few ways to prepare your HVAC system for the holidays!

Seasonal Tune-Ups

Before the busy holidays, ensure your HVAC system is functioning correctly. If it's been a while since you've turned on your heater, it's best to contact an expert to inspect and tune up your system. With professional assistance, you can identify any underlying problems before they get worse and help you avoid emergency HVAC issues during your time with your family.

Inspect Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

House fires and carbon monoxide leaks often occur during the winter months due to the overuse of heating systems. Taking the time to ensure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning correctly and safely will help you avoid serious hazards.

Clean or Replace Your Air Filters

When was the last time you cleaned or replaced your HVAC air filters? If you don’t remember, it's probably a good sign to replace them with new ones. Doing so will significantly elevate your indoor air quality experience and contribute to your system's life. It is also essential to ensure that you use the correct filter size and quality to maintain optimal airflow and performance.

Make Space Around Your Heater and Vents

During the holidays, you might have space near your heating system to place your Christmas tree and decor. However, these materials are very flammable and can easily pose a fire hazard. It is essential to maintain a safe distance between your decor and system, preferably best if not placed near it!

Your Local Heating Specialists

Since 1984, our team at West Coast Air Conditioning has provided top-quality HVAC solutions. When you call on us for any heating and HVAC-related issues in Ventura County, you can count on working with an experienced professional. Our highly trained technicians will provide outstanding quality and excellent customer service!

Contact us at (805) 954-9195 or schedule your service online today!

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