Furnace Tips for the Holidays

Hosting family and friends for the holidays can be a wonderful experience that creates lasting memories. Over the years, Service Plus Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Aurora has been called out to many homes where a failed furnace has disrupted the festivities. Let’s look at some tips that may help.

Replace Your Air Filters

If you have not yet scheduled a seasonal tune-up of your furnace, make that appointment as soon as possible. Ideally, winter tune-ups should be scheduled for late summer or early autumn. If you have already had a professional tune-up, you are in great shape. Nevertheless, this is a good time to perform a visual inspection and swap out your air filters even if this change is ahead of schedule.

Turn Your Temperature Down

Each person in a home is going to raise the ambient temperature a bit. You will also be dealing with a range of difference preferences. It is best to start a bit low and work up to small increments as needed. Perhaps those who run a tad cold can add a little extra clothing to avoid the chill.

Make Better Use of Your Space

Optimizing your space is good advice year-round but particularly important this time of year. Use all of the ceiling fans at your disposal, and set them to the clockwise direction. Make use of fireplaces and space heaters to localize your heating and reduce the load on the furnace. Set out throw blankets that family can have easy access to whenever they feel a bit chilly.

Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

Finally, test your carbon monoxide detectors to ensure that they are in working order. If the batteries have not been replaced recently, go ahead and do that now. This is good advice for all homes but particularly important for homes with gas furnaces.

Your Local Heating Company

Service Plus Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is a family-owned and -operated company that is proud to serve Aurora and the entire Fox Valley region and beyond. We are a Dave Lennox Premier Dealer that recently joined the ComEd and Nicor circle of contractors. Call today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment. We can help with all of your heating, cooling and indoor air quality needs.

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