If you are planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party, you likely have a lot of factors to keep in mind—what kind of food will you serve, has everyone RSVP’d, do your guests have a safe way to get home after a night of celebrating?
Among all these thoughts, you likely aren’t giving much consideration to your HVAC system or the quality of your indoor air. However, if you want your guests to have a good time, and be comfortable in your home, it is perhaps time to consider how well these systems are functioning.
Did You Have Heating Maintenance Done This Year?
Whether you have a furnace or a heat pump, gas or electric heater, maintenance helps your heater to function as it should—safely and efficiently. Although parties tend to be pretty warm as it is, with all the people in such a closed space, our temperatures can drop pretty low. In fact, the high on New Year’s Eve is expected to be 33°F with snow showers!
The last thing you want is for all your guests to arrive at a home that lacks a functioning heating system. Make sure you have a professional fully inspect, clean, and adjust any components of your heater than need it. If you had your maintenance done a few months ago, then ensure that you have a clean air filter in place. The filter protects the inside components from accumulating dust and debris.
How’s Your Indoor Air Quality?
Have you had your ductwork checked recently? Not only can breached ductwork prevent your furnace from working as it should, it can also impact the quality of your indoor air. Dust and debris can infiltrate your home, making you and your guests sick—particularly if anyone already suffers from allergies.
Humidity is also an issue. While winter tends to bring drier air, with so many bodies in your home you may find that it gets rather stuffy. To eliminate this problem, it’s vital that you have a properly working dehumidifier in place, and use it when necessary. You may also run your AC a few days before the party to dehumidify, but you may find this pretty uncomfortable for you and your family given the chilly temps outside!
Contact the Syracuse, UT HVAC professionals at Rentmeister Total Home Service today for all of your heating and indoor air quality needs!