Things That Happen Every Thanksgiving: HVAC Edition
The Food, the Family and the Furnace
What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Turkey? Family? Or perhaps your mind drifts back to memories from previous Thanksgivings.
While every family is different, we can all relate to certain holiday moments. We’re going to share some common Thanksgiving scenarios—and tie each of them back to your heating system.
With Every Thanksgiving, There’s…
1. The Overly Decorated Home.
There’s always one relative whose Thanksgiving home is more elaborate than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. One thing that shouldn’t be part of the spectacle? Your furnace. Clear any belongings or debris near your furnace to keep the warm air flowing freely. It might be tempting to treat your furnace like a piece of furniture—but doing this will affect your system’s performance and efficiency.
2. The Oven Malfunction.
Everything is going according to plan. But just as you’re about to preheat the oven, you realize with horror that it’s gone kaput. You might be able to use a generous neighbor’s oven if it’s available. But what do you do if your heat pump or furnace shuts down unexpectedly and you need heating repair in Lancaster, CA?
You call us! At DS, our NATE-certified technicians are trained to handle any and all heating repairs. If you suspect something is wrong with your heater, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll get your system working again so you can get back on schedule.
3. The Eating—and More Eating.
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes: There’s comfort food as far as the eye can see! Fast forward 30 minutes later and you’re lying on the couch in a full-blown food coma.
But your stomach might not be the only thing that’s stuffed. When’s the last time you replaced the air filter in your furnace? Many homeowners overlook this simple but important step. As dirt and debris gets trapped in the filter, your heater works harder to distribute warm air. This results in higher energy bills and poor system performance. In other words, you’ll be paying more for less comfort.
Don’t let your furnace become stuffed with debris this winter. All you need to do is change the air filter monthly. Not sure how to do it? Our technicians will be more than happy to show you.
4. The Family Interrogation.
“Are you seeing anyone new?” “You’re still at that job?”
You try to weasel your way out of it every year, but there’s no escaping the annual family interrogation.
At DS, we won’t ask you about your personal life. But when we maintain your furnace, we’re just as thorough as your nosy relatives. Our technicians overlook nothing to ensure your system is working just as it should be. And if there’s anything wrong with your system, we’ll fix it right on the spot.
5. The Political Showdown.
Is there a place for politics at the Thanksgiving table? Many would say no, yet the political debate is about as common on Thanksgiving as the turkey.
Is your furnace louder and more disruptive than a political showdown? Don’t assume these noises will vanish over time. Whether you hear the sound of scraping metal, high-pitched noises or something else, call a professional to diagnose the problem.
6. The “See You at Christmas!”
Pack up the turkey and bring out the wrapping paper: Time to get in the Christmas spirit.
While you’re getting a head start for the holidays, do the same for your heater. It’s always best to think one season ahead with your HVAC equipment. For example, before the cold weather arrives, fall is the best time to schedule annual maintenance for your heater. And at DS, our Energy Savings Agreements are designed to help you save energy and ensure your year-round comfort. It’s the secret ingredient to a smooth, carefree Thanksgiving meal.
Dig In and Stay Comfortable With DS Heating & Air
We know that, as an HVAC company, our work plays a big part in making your home safe, comfortable and warm on Thanksgiving Day. It’s something we take seriously and we’re here when you need us.