With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us are making a point to count our blessings. Your friends, family, coworkers, HVAC… That’s right. If you’re thankful for your home this season, pay it forward to the one that makes your home comfortable and cozy in the first place– the HVAC. You don’t have to cook a turkey dinner or pumpkin pie for this appliance either. Instead, just follow these 5 tips to show your appreciation.


Swap Out Your Air Filters

Dirt and neglect are the #1 cause of heating and cooling failure, so you can imagine how much your HVAC loves having a new air filter! These can be some of the least clean areas in your home, so be sure to commit to changing these out at least once every 30 days. Not only will this help improve your heating and cooling functionality, but it will also lower your energy bills. That’s a win-win!


Dust Your Home

Your HVAC isn’t your Aunt Carol– it won’t be showing up on Thanksgiving Day to judge the cleanliness of your home. But if your home is dusty and dirty, your newly cleaned air filters won’t take long to become that way too. The cleaner your surroundings are, the cleaner your unit will be.


Clean Your Vents

Now that you’ve done a thorough cleaning of your home and filters, it’s time to turn your attention to your HVAC vents. Give your system a big “thank you” spa treatment by getting it squeaky clean before heating season.


Tackle the Great Outdoors

Shrubs, debris and plant buildup around your outdoor condenser unit are more than an eyesore– they’re an inhibitor! Help keep your system from straining by keeping all plants and weeds at last 3-6 feet from unit to keep it operating at peak efficiency.


Schedule a Maintenance Call

Last but certainly not least, thank your HVAC unit by setting it up on a date with Chenal Heating & Air. Whatever problem it has, or whatever maintenance it needs, our team of expertly-trained professionals can handle it. Contact us today! We’d sure be thankful.