HVAC Preparation Tips for the Halloween Season

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It’s time for spooky decors, scary costumes, and sweet delights! Indeed, decorating for the Halloween festival can be fun, but it should not compromise your safety and the performance of your HVAC system.

Here are some tips to prepare your HVAC for Halloween:

Sign Up for an Annual System Maintenance

To enjoy trick-or-treating to the fullest, have your system checked by a professional to ensure it won’t be the one scaring you. Make sure your HVAC is working at its optimum best and that it is free from all possible issues.

Use Humidifiers and Air Purifiers

Since it’s the spooky season of the year, you will not be able to prevent dust and danders from getting mixed in the air. The most practical approach is to use humidifiers and air purifiers. These technologies eliminate allergens inside your home, promoting a healthier indoor environment for you and your family.

Do Not Block Your Air Vents

Components such as air vents and registers, when blocked, cannot get the air it needs to operate correctly, causing tremendous stress to your system and reducing its performance. Make sure nothing is blocking the airflow through your vents and registers.

Free Your Outside Unit From Obstruction

While it’s tempting to include the outdoor unit of your HVAC for your frightening designs, we highly recommend not to do so. The outdoor unit should have enough space and should be free from any obstructions. Decorations like spider-webs or pieces of cloth can cause issues in the internal components of your HVAC.

Prevent water near your air handlers

As most homeowners know, air filters have pores, sized depending on its Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating, the measurement of the effectiveness of air filters. Avoid putting water near your air handler as it can cause pore blockage, which can cause airflow problems.

Be Mindful Of Energy Usage

It’s always a good thing to celebrate, and if your planning to go all out with your Halloween decorations, do not let your utility bill be the one to scare you. Be aware of how your electronic decorations can add up to your energy usage.

This Halloween, being ready is always a good thing. For any questions about your HVACs, do not hesitate to contact North Texas Heating & Air Conditioning. We understand that heating and cooling systems should work at their best at the lowest cost possible.