The holiday season is upon us, which means that homeowners in Safety Harbor, Florida, will be entertaining guests and traveling. This time of year, it’s easy to forget your HVAC system, but staying on top of things can help keep more money in your pocket.

Clear the Dust

Dust accumulates on surfaces throughout the home, including inside an HVAC’s air ducts. When dust gets redistributed through the central HVAC system, any guests visiting your home might spend their stay dealing with allergy and asthma symptoms.

Ensure your family and guests breathe healthy air this holiday season by cleaning your home regularly. Remember to also check and replace your air filter as needed.

Keep Flammable Items Away from Heating Systems

Whether you heat your home with a fireplace, portable heater or central heating system, keep all flammable items away from energy sources. Paper products, blankets and holiday decorations can catch fire, so you want to avoid any hazards.

Be mindful of pets or small children running around. They can accidentally knock decorations into a heating source.

Turn Down the Heat

When you’re throwing a Christmas party, the extra cooking and guests create a warmer environment. Feel free to turn down the thermostat.

Lowering the heat setting will also save money on energy costs. If you’re not cold-natured, you can get by with a lower heat setting and some extra blankets or layers of clothing.

Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance

With so much going on this time of year, the last thing you want to worry about is your heat going out. Avoid unexpected breakdowns during the cold season by scheduling your HVAC maintenance now.

An annual tune-up ensures your home will be reliably warm throughout the winter. It can also prevent fire hazards, such as dirty HVAC equipment and dust clogs.

Stay safe and healthy this holiday season. Call Aircom at 727-213-8190 for 24/7 HVAC servicing. We can help your family stay safe and comfortable no matter the season.

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