Are you decking the halls with boughs of holly and dancing around the Christmas tree? Well, we don’t mean to be a Grinch and we’re certainly not saying “bah humbug,” but there are a few things you should know when it comes to your indoor air quality and heating and cooling system this time of year.
1.Location, location, location
It can be tempting to put your Christmas tree where it looks the best, but if that place happens to be by a vent or heating source, it’s a no from us. By placing your tree directly under a vent or by a heater, it increases the risk of a fire, especially if you’re using a live tree. Be aware of your surroundings and be sure to find a safe place for your Christmas tree.
2. Real or Artificial?
Maybe you always had a fake tree growing up but this year you are determined to have a real tree for your family to decorate. That’s great, but be sure you know both sides of the story. While a real tree might give off a more Chirstmas-y fragrance, it can be a breeding ground for mold, decreasing your indoor air quality over the holidays. If you or anyone in your home has sensitive allergies, this may not be the right move for you.
3. “Spruce” Things Up
If you do choose to get a live tree, be sure to water it daily so that it does not dry out. With your heat blasting, you’ll want to make sure that your tree is hydrated so it does not become a fire hazard. A second one to spruce things up around your home is to replace the air filters. Especially as live trees can be a source for mold and allergens this time of year, having a fresh air filter could be just the gift you need this holiday season.
4. Avoid Christmas Chaos
The last thing that anyone wants on Christmas is to wake up on Christmas morning, freezing because there’s no heat in the house. Be sure to have your furnace inspected so no matter how frightful the weather outside is, you can be comfortable in your home.
5. A Gift That Keeps Giving
At Roland Black Heating and Cooling, we are here to provide comfort and clean air in your home all year long. If you’ve been thinking about investing in your indoor air quality or replacing your outdated furnace, now is the time to do so. Give the team at Roland Black a call today and let’s give you a gift that keeps giving in your life.