Keep Those Holiday HVAC Heating Bills Low
With all of the other things going on during the holidays most people aren’t considering the impact that holidays can have on energy bills. The truth is that with all of the traffic your home might be seeing during that time, your heating bills could see quite the upturn.
Don’t worry; there are some ways that you can limit the impact of the holidays on your heating and cooling bills. Here are some tips for keeping your energy costs at a minimum.
Check Those Filters
The first thing you should do, if you haven’t done so already, is to check and change the filters in your HVAC system. There is a reason that we suggest this so often. Dirty and clogged filters are the number one cause for additional wear and tear on your HVAC system, as well as increased energy bills. Take some time to ensure that your HVAC system has all of its filters changed before the guests start to arrive.
Try to Manage the Door Traffic
With so many people coming in and out this can seem like an insurmountable job. Especially with all of the other things that you are trying to do at the same time. It can be done with some minimal effort and is probably easier than you think.
Remind people when they are coming in to close doors behind them. Yes, you do have to prop the door open to get the tree into the family room, but you can limit the time that it is propped open.
Also, try to manage the foot traffic in and out as people bring in holiday goodies and gifts. Try to maximize the amount of stuff carried in and out during each trip if you can so that the door stays open as little as possible.
Keep the Windows and Doors Shut
With the oven going, the stove top boiling water and six extra people inside, you may be tempted to open up a window to cool things off. The problem is, you may not notice that open window until well after the temperature inside has dropped way down and the furnace is kicking on to compensate. What is even worse is that if it goes unnoticed for a long period of time, the furnace will just run and run to try to keep up.
If you do have to open up a window or crack a door to cool off, make someone in charge of closing it. Set a timer to remind you if you must. Just make sure that someone closes it as soon as possible to avoid sending your furnace into a race condition with the outside. Trust us, it will lose.
Executive AC Can Help with Holiday HVAC Issues
Nobody wants their HVAC system to break down with a house full of guests, but it can happen. If it does, you can trust Executive AC to respond quickly and get the job done right. Contact us today if you need HVAC assistance.