Follow These Simple Tips to Keep Your Home Comfortable Through the Season
The holidays are a time of simple enjoyment. Homeowners decorate their homes and make plans to invite family and friends over. One of the things that most people overlook during the holidays is the temperature of the environment that they are providing for their guests. A comfortable temperature and clean air are essential to setting the holiday mood. By following a few simple tips, homeowners can ensure that their home will be a comfortable place of enjoyment this holiday season.
Upgrade Your Thermostat to a Smart Thermostat
Saving money is always important, but it is even more important during the holidays when budgets can be stretched thin. With the holidays come expenses like buying gifts for family and friends as well as hosting holiday parties. To save up before the holidays and reduce heating or cooling costs during the holidays, homeowners can install smart thermostats. Smart thermostats can be used to control the temperature in a home more accurately and save money by not heating or cooling when no one is home. Smart thermostats can be programmed not to run when a home is unoccupied and can even learn a family’s habits using special built-in motion sensors to track their comings and goings.
Smart thermostats are controlled by Wi-Fi, enabling them to be controlled from anywhere via a smartphone app. This is convenient, especially during the holidays when families may go on vacation and forget to change the thermostat. A smart thermostat will often save enough money in the first few months of operation to cover the cost of installation. Installing one today can help homeowners start enjoying the savings right now.
Keep Furnace Filters Clean
Keeping furnace and air conditioner filters clean is the most critical step to maintaining them. Dirty filters lower the performance of an air conditioner by impeding its airflow. This has the unfortunate effect of raising utility bills and decreasing the comfort of a home’s occupants. Dirty filters also allow harmful dust and allergens to build up inside the workings of a furnace or air conditioner that can cause premature failure, leading to expensive repair bills.
Changing the filter on a regular basis will protect an air conditioner as well as improve the air quality within a home. The filter is designed to protect the machinery and keep clean air inside a home. For homes with people that suffer from allergies or other respiratory ailments, keeping clean filters can help keep the holidays more enjoyable for them.
Keep Professionals on Call for Emergencies
Having a professional relationship with an HVAC company can help homeowners get the most out of their central heating and air conditioning systems. A good HVAC contractor will handle service calls in a timely manner and make themselves available after hours for emergencies. Knowing who to call in case of an emergency can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying the holidays.
A good HVAC contractor will also have membership plans available. A membership plan can help maintain HVAC equipment by scheduling routine service several times a year. It may also entitle the member to discounts and priority service when repairs are needed.
About Elite Electric & Air
Elite Electric & Air has been serving Jupiter homes and businesses since 1988. They strive for honesty and professionalism with every service call. Homeowners can take advantage of their partnership plan to help them maintain their equipment throughout the year, and they can also call 24-hours a day for emergency service if the need arises.