Whether you’re leaving home for the holidays to visit family or you’re sticking around, there are several things you should take into consideration before the holiday season is in full swing. If you’ve been a homeowner for some time, you’re probably well aware that issues tend to arise at the worst time possible, usually when friends or family are visiting or you’re working overtime to get presents wrapped the night before Christmas. Let’s take a look at some of the top projects to tackle before it comes to this.
Have Your Plumbing Checked
One of the most frustrating things to deal with around the holidays is a plumbing issue. Imagine this: you have some family members or friends coming over for a nice Christmas dinner only to find out that your whole plumbing system is backed up. Not only have you upset the guests, but you’re probably going to have to go to the neighbor’s house until a plumber has time to make it to your home. Avoid this situation altogether by having your system inspected. If a plumbing issue results in a flooded room, it will be much more difficult to deal with than in the summer or spring.
Check Your Windows and Siding
Another thing you’re not going to want to deal with when family comes over for the holidays or after you get back from visiting them is siding or window issues that can lead to a drafty and cold home. If your siding or windows are damaged, have them replaced and this way you could be saving hundreds on your heating bills this winter.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Traditional thermostats work just fine but they don’t offer you the same convenience and cost-saving features that a programmable thermostat does. These thermostats allow you to set precisely when you want your furnace to come on and turn off meaning you won’t waste time fiddling with the dial and you could be saving hundreds on your energy bills.
Have Your HVAC System Inspected
Last, but certainly not least, you should have your HVAC system, and your furnace in particular, inspected by a qualified and experienced technician. Since your HVAC system uses the most energy, it should be at the top of your priority list during the Holidays. Even if there’s nothing wrong with your system per se, you should have your furnace inspected at least once a year if you want it to run smoothly and avoid any breakdowns.
Contact Davis Heating & Cooling
When it comes time to contact an HVAC company, you need one that’s dependable and experienced. Here at Davis Heating & Cooling, we have over 30 years of experience and counting. Our team of HVAC technicians is always on hand to provide you with the best heating and cooling services in the Flemington area and beyond. Have any questions for us? Give us a call today. We’d be happy to hear from you!