We know that you’re likely in the throes of planning the best holiday party you’ve ever had, but it’s good to take a break every once in a while. Especially when you remember that your furnace is hard at work keeping you and your family warm while the holiday season gets ever so close!
Most things that a furnace might require should only be done by professionals. If your furnace is making noises, smells foul, or is not working properly, then there’s not much we can tell you to do aside from calling a licensed professional from our team to address the issue. Only professional furnace service in Mount Juliet, TN can help you when you need a serious repair.
However, if you don’t think you need professional service, then we’ve still got some things you can do to feel better about the comfort, quality, and condition of your heating system.
Check the Thermostat
This is a good time to check the thermostat and make sure it’s set correctly for the middle of the winter. Your thermostat should be switched to heating mode and it should be set mildly, like somewhere in the mid-60s. Every home has their comfort preferences, and we won’t tell anyone how to heat their homes, but sometimes setting the thermostat higher leads to costlier utility bills and not much comfort.
It’s a good idea on those cold days to wear some layers, make some hot soup, and try to warm up in other ways while your furnace works hard to keep things mildly comfortable in your home. Going for walks and exercise is also another good way to stir up body heat and keep things warm!
Perhaps It’s Time for an Upgrade
Is your thermostat old or unresponsive? Then why not schedule a thermostat upgrade? This can make for an excellent last-minute holiday gift and something that the whole family can enjoy.
Check Your Vents
Make sure your vents are clear and there are no pieces of furniture blocking them. These vents are responsible for filling your rooms with the heat that your furnace creates. If they’re blocked, then your furnace is going to have a hard time heating the rooms in your house and you’re going to see more cold spots spring up on those very chilly days.
Clean Excess Dust and Dander
Here’s a quick tip—get a paper towel with some regular vinegar, and use that combination to wipe down your vents. Vinegar will kill any contaminants like bacteria or mold, it’s all-natural, and it won’t harm the metal of your vents or the floor of your home. It will also scoop up dust and dander so you can clear the way for warm air!
Call for Help If It’s Needed
Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean that your HVAC system won’t run into problems. Our team understands that sometimes the worst furnace issues come about during the most inconvenient times and we get that. That’s why we work hard to schedule our customers for furnace repairs during this season.
The later you call us, the harder it will be for us to provide a fast fix for your system, so we urge everyone to contact us early. Perhaps you can get in touch with one of our customer representatives while you’re doing your last-minute holiday shopping!
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