A Study Guide for Thanksgiving: HVAC Edition

When Thanksgiving rolls around, there will be many things on your to-do list — especially if you’re hosting a celebration at your home! From preparing dinner to making sure that your house is clean before guests arrive, it can be a tad stressful.

However, through the “chaos” of it all, have you thought about your HVAC unit? Sure, it might seem fine, but you may want to take a closer look at it before the first car pulls up to your home — here’s why.

Ways to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Thanksgiving

Change the Filter

The filter is one of the most important pieces of the HVAC puzzle. And if this essential part of the equation is bogged down with dirt and debris, it can make your system work much harder than it has to — not to mention it can hinder your indoor air quality. To make sure you’re in the clear, give your filter a good ol’ check to see if it can benefit from a replacement!

Have Strange Smells and Sounds Inspected

Every time you turn on your HVAC unit, have you noticed a strange, lingering smell or an audibly invasive noise? Whether it’s one of these signs or both, it’s important to have them looked at right away — especially before the big day.

The reason being is that these could indicate that there’s something seriously wrong with your system, and if not taken care of immediately, could spell danger. So, when in doubt, have it checked out (you’ll be glad you did)!

Remember: Less is More

Sometimes, a holiday host will think that their home will be too cold for their guests’ liking. And when that’s the case, they can set the temperature to be higher than usual — which results in a sweltering celebration.

To avoid this, adjust your thermostat to your desired temperature at least two hours before your guests arrive. Then, a little before the first is expected to show up at your front door, lower the temperature a few notches. This will help keep your space comfortable — not comparable to the middle of a desert!

When You Need HVAC Assistance, Give Dr. Mitch a Call!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your cooling, heating, and plumbing needs, which is why we happen to offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851.