Tis the season of joy and happiness, holiday cheer, and spending time with friends and family. You’ve cooked the food, stuffed the stockings and decorated your house to give your guests a holiday they will not soon forget. While you are making new memories this year, a furnace repair and a few simple tips will make sure you’re making those memories in a safe and cozy warm home.
Adjust your thermostat:
If you’ll be hosting the festivities this year, think about turning your thermostat down before your house fills up. A huge crowd, warm oven, and perhaps some spiked egg nog can make the room feel stuffy. Decreasing the thermostat beforehand can help keep everyone comfortable all through the evening.
If you’ll be going out-of-town, lower your thermostat to keep energy costs down. Do not turn your system off altogether, though, as this could cause your pipes or appliances to freeze.
Check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors:
With all the holiday lights, decorations, and the whole chestnuts roasting on an open fire thing, December and January are dangerous times of year for home fires. The U.S. Fire Administration said December is peak month for home candle fires. To ensure your family’s safety, you should use the test button on your smoke detector monthly and the batteries should be changed at least twice a year to make sure your alarms are working properly.
TIP: Change your batteries when you change your clocks for daylight savings!
The arrival of winter also means the furnace is on and windows are locked. If your furnace needs to be repaired, your system could be emitting carbon monoxide fumes into your home. If your carbon monoxide detector does go off, leave the house immediately and call professionals to check for a problem. And if anyone is feeling light-headed or ill, call the fire department and make your way to an area with fresh air.
Schedule a furnace inspection:
We all know that along with the magic of the holidays comes the holiday stress. Whether you are staying home or traveling for the holidays, a furnace inspection and regular maintenance will give you the invaluable gift of peace of mind. A well maintained furnace runs more efficiently and more safely.
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year and with a few simple precautions you can make sure you’re shaping nothing but the best memories. Call us at (985) 201-6449 or use our convenient online SERVICE REQUEST FORM today to arrange your furnace repair or maintenance and help ensure a safe holiday season. There’s truly no place like a cozy home for the holidays.