Furnace Tips for the Holidays

December 7, 2019

The holiday season is generally filled with family gatherings. In Macomb County, MI, those gatherings are often held against the backdrop of plummeting temperatures and maybe even a fresh layer of snow. The furnace in your home is essential for keeping both you and anyone who might be visiting comfortable throughout the holiday season. Here at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve compiled some helpful tips on how to adjust your furnace accordingly to create a warm, inviting environment inside of your house.

Replace or Clean Your Furnace’s Air Filter

To ensure optimal performance for your furnace and great air quality, take time to replace the air filter in your furnace. A dirty, clogged filter can hinder airflow and also allow dirt, dander, pet hair, and other impurities to infiltrate your home’s air. The better air quality will also make your house smell fresher to any guests who might be visiting.

Schedule a Professional Tune-Up

By teaming up with licensed HVAC technicians like those at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, you can prepare your furnace for a long Michigan winter. Our team will provide a comprehensive inspection and address any developing issues before they can hurt your furnace’s performance.

Lower the Temperature When Entertaining Large Groups

When a group gathers in your home, the activity and body heat inside will naturally raise the temperature. You can spare your furnace by lowering the temperature on your thermostat. Your house might be on the cold side at first but will eventually warm up.

Or, you can consider using a fireplace. This is great for holiday ambiance and will also warm local areas of your home without your furnace’s help.

Use a Humidifier

Furnace-warmed homes tend to be very dry. This can lead to dry skin, sore throats, excessive static electricity, and more. To keep everyone inside your home comfortable — especially those who live there — consider investing in a whole-house humidifier.

Get Professional, Reliable HVAC Services

In addition to furnace installation, maintenance, and repairs, C & C Heating & Air Conditioning can handle your home’s cooling needs, air quality, duct cleaning, and more. We’re available for scheduled and emergency service appointments. Give us a call today to learn more.

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