If you have company coming for the holidays, you’re probably spending your time cleaning the house, getting the guest rooms ready, and shopping for groceries. However, have you thought about the demand that will be put on your heating system? With more people staying in the house for a few days at a time, you may have to adjust the thermostat to compensate, which can cause your HVAC system to run more often than it normally does. If your furnace isn’t up to the task of keeping everyone warm, you could end up with some cold nights and increased energy bills. A routine maintenance appointment and efficiency check from Enix Mechanical can help you and your company rest easy this season.
Some Things to Do Before You Call
If your furnace simply refuses to turn on or stay on, it’s usually best to call a certified HVAC technician to handle the problem. However, there are some things you can do before you call us to see if you can get things up and running. Hopefully these quick checks will solve the issue, but if not, we’re always ready to help.
Replace the Filter – This is perhaps an obvious one, but if the furnace filter is dirty, less air will be pushed through the system and into the ductwork. The furnace will also have to work harder to meet your heating demands, which means higher energy bills.
Check the Thermostat – It’s an unfortunate truth, but some guests will take it upon themselves to adjust the thermostat when they’re too cold. Check to see if any setting was changed, or if the thermostat is responding at all. A faulty sensor or relay could be the reason why your furnace isn’t turning on when you want it to.
Inspect the Ducts – If certain rooms seems colder than others, make sure the air ducts are completely open and that warm air is coming out of them. It’s a good idea to open these ducts a few days before guests arrive so your heating system can create proper airflow to every area of the house. You may also have leaks in your ductwork, which can lead to poor airflow and decreased system efficiency.
If you’ve done all these things and had no success, our service technicians can fully inspect your furnace, ductwork, thermostat, and more, and make the proper recommendations for replacement or repair. The last thing we want is for you and your guests to be shivering every night when the Vegas temperatures drop into the 30s.
Before your guests arrive this holiday season, take some time to check your furnace or have a certified HVAC technician inspect and repair your heating system. No matter if it’s something simple or we uncover something major, you’ll receive the same level of professional service every time you call. With proper maintenance, you won’t have to worry about the increased demand that will be put on your furnace this December!