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HVAC Considerations for Football Watching Parties


With the fall season finally upon us, millions of homeowners across the nation will be inviting friends and family over to fire up the big screen TV and scarf down potato chips with our favorite dips. But, is your home truly ready for guests? Let's take a look at how you can ensure that party comfort concerns are handled properly.

Schedule Annual Maintenance- It's no secret that your heating and cooling systems will operate more efficiently and last longer if you keep them well-maintained. An annual inspection and maintenance appointment by a qualified technician is perfect for your fall to-do list.

Switch Out the Air Filter- Air filters get dirty over time and should be changed every 1-3 months depending on the level of use. Replacing the filter on a timely schedule will do two things. First, it will keep your system running more efficiently. Second, since filters capture contaminants, your home's air will be cleaner for your guests.

Adjust the Temperature- Whether you run the heat or air conditioning while guests are in your home will depend on the conditions both inside and outside. Keep in mind, however, that if you have a big crowd, the overall temperature in a confined area can rise. Maintaining the temperature can truly make or break a party, so pay close attention to this one.

Make an Effort to Clean the Air-- These days, you have tons of options when it comes to removing harmful particulates from your home's air. You can start by using a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter and follow that up with microfiber cloths to wipe everything down. If you install an whole-house air cleaner on top of that, your guests won't have to worry about contaminants in the air.

If you'd like to learn more about party comfort concerns, or for any other general questions about home comfort, please contact our friendly professionals by visiting our website at Valley Heating, Cooling, Electricaland Solar or by calling (408) 868-5500. We've been providing HVAC services to the South Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz since 1962.

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