The AC in your home is designed to properly control the temperature of your home so that you and your family stay comfortable, no matter what the temperatures are outside. With the holiday season in full swing, there’s a good chance you might be hosting a holiday party at your home, which means your house will probably have a lot more people inside of it than usual. If you feel like your HVAC unit isn’t up for the challenge, here are a few steps you can take to help your unit out; after all, we know you’ll want to keep everyone mixing, mingling, and most importantly, comfortable!
Ensure Your AC Doesn’t Need a Repair
Consider scheduling an HVAC maintenance appointment before your party to make sure that your air conditioning doesn’t need a repair. This is a great way to find and fix minor issues before they turn into a major issue that could potentially affect your party, and your holiday spending money. Even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong with your system, this inspection will give you some peace of mind, and regular maintenance will help extend the life of your unit.
Dust Your Home
Dusting your home will not only improve the air quality of your home, but it will also improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. By removing dust from your floors and furniture, less dust will be in the air which can slow down your air conditioning flow. This can also be attributed to extending the life of your HVAC system since there won’t be as much dust going through your ducts and vents.
Don’t Wait Until the Day of Your Party to Run the AC
If the weather has been a bit cooler leading up to your party, you might think it’s smarter to leave the air conditioning off leading up to the party. Doing this can increase the humidity in your home for the actual night of the get together. While a HVAC system doesn’t completely eliminate the humidity, it definitely makes your home more comfortable, especially when hosting a larger number of guests. By keeping your air conditioner running for a few days before the party, you can remove a lot of the humidity that may be lingering in the air inside of your home.
Turn the System on Early Before the Party
If you decide not to use your air conditioning system on the days leading up to your party, it is definitely a good idea to turn the system on a few hours before the party starts and ensure it is running a few hours before your guests arrive. When having a larger number of people over, we recommend setting your thermostat about five degrees lower than what you normal have your AC set to. While this may seem a little cool, once your guests start coming in, you may be surprised that you can feel the effects of the temperature rising in your home due to the added number of people inside.
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