If you’re one of the many Lexington homeowners expecting guests this holiday season, you likely have a long to-do list in preparation for your company. Between cleaning, cooking, and gift wrapping, carve out some time to tend to your heating system before family and friends arrive. By doing so, you can stay comfortable and safe, and hopefully avoid a heating disaster!

Call for heating repair now

Don’t risk a furnace malfunction when you have a house full of holiday guests! If you have noticed any furnace performance problems in the past few weeks, call for service immediately. If you let heating issues go, there is a possibility that your system could fail over the holidays, leaving you with less-than-desirable indoor temperatures, plus the wait and expense of emergency repair service.

Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Before guests arrive, check each smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in the home. Test each unit to make sure it is working correctly and replace the batteries if you haven’t done so this year. Should your carbon monoxide detector go off during your holiday celebration, everyone should evacuate the home immediately. Contact your local fire department and gas utility provider to inspect your home and find the source of the leak; if it’s a furnace issue, contact Climate Control for heating repair before using your heating system again.

Turn down the heat

Activities and occupancy can change the temperature needs of a home during holiday celebrations. Cooking and using the fireplace, combined with extra bodies inside can raise the temperature inside; you’ll be able to turn your thermostat down a few degrees and still keep guests comfortable.

If you’ll be traveling instead of hosting this holiday season, don’t forget to turn down your thermostat before you leave town! Set your thermostat to 55 degrees, which will protect your home from frozen pipes while conserving energy. If you have a programmable thermostat, use the “hold” or “vacation” feature to temporarily override your settings while you’re away.

Climate Control hopes that everyone has a warm and happy holiday season. Should you find yourself in need of emergency heating repair in Lexington, give us a call!