HVAC Tips for the Holidays
With the onset of the holiday season, you can expect your routines to be disrupted in the most delightful way by cooking, baking, and visits with family members and friends. Want to make sure your guests stay safe and comfortable throughout the festivities? Here are some things to keep in mind.
Turn Your Thermostat Down
The extra heat from your oven and kitchen burners is going to make the temperatures inside your home rise. The extra body heat generated by your guests will also elevate your interior temperatures. To prevent the inside of your home from feeling stuffy and overheated, proactively turn down your thermostat a few degrees. Kahn Air Conditioning in Northridge, CA, can provide you with any assistance you may need with your thermostat or other components of your heating system.
Monitor Auxiliary Heating Sources
Many of us trot out our aging space heaters at holiday time when we want to warm every nook and cranny of our homes. However, doing so can be a fire hazard if you are plugging that space heater into a power strip that already has a lot of other devices attached to it.
If you must use a space heater, plug it directly into a wall outlet. Additionally, keep the space heater far away from blankets, wrapping paper, holiday ornaments, or any other potentially flammable objects.
Use Your Overhead Fan
One of the easiest and safest ways to circulate warmth throughout your house is with your overhead fan. Hot air rises, but most fans have directional switches that allow you to set their blades to move clockwise. This will drive the heated air down and will disburse it throughout the room.
For nearly 60 years, Kahn Air Conditioning has been providing a full range of heating and cooling services to residential and commercial customers throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. We have NATE-certified and factory-trained technicians, and we’re proud to be an award-winning Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. Contact our office today for more information about the ways we can help you and to schedule a service call.