The snow is here and the holidays are just around the corner. Yay! If you’re like most people this time of year, you’ve been busy shopping and putting together weekend plans that everyone can attend.

With all that responsibility, it’s easy for last minute HVAC checks to get put on the bottom of your to-do list but it’s imperative you have your HVAC maintenance appointment scheduled before your family comes over. It would be really sad if something breaks the day before your festivities causing a big damper on your plans.

Let’s talk about a few HVAC things that are common last-minute checks you can do at home before your family comes over.

Stop air leaks – A common issue in homes with older windows is drafts coming from around the windows and doors. Stop the leaks by using plastic around your windows. You can purchase a plastic window kit for your home for less than $10.00 at dollar general and Walmart. Some window kits will require the use of a blow dryer. Read the box before you purchase in case you don’t have the proper tools.

Protect pipes – In the winter it’s a common issue for pipes to freeze. A great way to ensure your pipes don’t freeze is by adding a pipe insulation sleeves around the pipes exposed to the outside air.

Check your filter – It’s a good idea to check your HVAC filter to ensure there isn’t any dust or debris. If you do notice dust and debris, clean or replace the filter. A clean filter ensures the air in your home is clear of pollutants. You definitely do not want people sneezing and coughing while visiting your home!

If you’ve performed these checks on your home and still notice there is an issue, it’s a good idea to contact an experienced HVAC technician to come visit your home. BMC Clower has been helping home owners keep their HVAC needs tidy for the past 20 years. Give us a call today 866-904-9946 and see why so many customers love our quality service!