With the holiday season right around the corner, many families have to prep their home for winter visitors. Your climate control system plays a huge role in ensuring the comfort of your guests, so it is important to remember while prepping your home. Here are a few tips for winter home preparations to ensure your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home is welcoming and comfortable.
Change the Filters
The first step to prepping your home is changing your HVAC filter. HVAC filters are one of the last lines of defense between your home and pollutants. They trap everything from pollen to pet dander to dust. While they should be able to keep that debris from getting inside your home, if the filter is clogged, that debris will inevitably get through.
In addition, a clogged filter leads to poor air circulation and unpleasant smells. If you have guests with sensitive lungs, they’ll appreciate you switching this out.
Pick the Perfect Temperature
You don’t want your guests sweating, nor do you want to freeze them out. Picking the perfect temperature can be a bit of an art form, especially when the frigid winter temperatures set in. If you have quite a few guests, you can get away with setting the temperature fairly low. A large number of people can generate a surprising amount of body heat.
If you only have a few guests, you may want to raise it a little bit, but be prepared to change it depending on the needs of your guests.
Dust Vents and Fans
When finalizing your home cleaning for your gathering, be sure to look up at the ceiling. Vents and fans can gather dust, which then gets distributed throughout your home. Be sure to pay attention to these areas to prevent triggering the allergies of your guests and to keep everyone comfortable!
If you’re concerned about your HVAC system’s ability to keep your home comfortable, Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc. is here to help. Give us a call at 910-216-9394 to set up a consultation today!
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