Christmas HVAC safety tips:

Christmas is a busy time of the year, and you shouldn’t have to worry about your maintenance facilities in the office. So, before you leave for Christmas break and enjoy the well-deserved time with the family, here’s a list of helpful Christmas HVAC safety tips you can implement to ensure your HVAC system is kept feeling merry too!

The Christmas spirit is well and truly underway at Mid-Tech. The decorations are up, and the festive songs are blaring. But as we start to wind down for the end of the year and intensify the sense of holiday, we also need to make sure all our customers are looked after. Their HVAC systems need to be in tip-top condition to weather the winter storm..

Don’t cover your air vents

Your office may be scattered with Christmas decorations or even work you have left until the new year.. (it happens) but be very aware where these decorations are placed! Blocking air vents and influencing air flow will impede the HVAC systems efficiency. When air vents are covered, the system isn’t able to do its job in providing your environment with fresh warm air.

Blocking air flow will increase your energy bills too and enough unnecessary strain could result in a premature failure of the whole system. Be sure your vents are free from items to keep your environment warm and your energy bills low. You wouldn’t want to walk back into an office with broken HVAC systems!

Don’t cover your thermostat

Similarly to our first tip, covering the thermostat is a very bad idea. Holiday decorations look great, but don’t get too carried away by covering your thermostat. When your thermostat is covered, this makes it difficult for your thermostat to accurately gauge the temperature in your environment.

When your thermostat can’t accurately read your temperature, your heating system (boiler, heat pump etc) can’t do its job accurately either. This can lead to a chilly office and more money spent on heating than necessary. Have a little visual sacrifice by exposing your thermostat in exchange for comfort this holiday season!

Be very mindful of flammable items

If you’re the type of person or company that love to decorate the office, you’ll surely be using papers, fabrics, and other objects as part of your holiday backdrop. Be extremely cautious about where you place them! Make sure to keep these flammable objects away from any heat-generating appliances such as radiators or boilers. Avoid any fire hazards and rest easy this Christmas knowing your office will still be standing when you come back.

Check your outdoor unit

Don’t forget to check your outdoor unit this holiday season. Even though it is built to endure harsh weather conditions, it still needs correct care and maintenance to work properly. Take time to inspect your unit’s components for possible icing and clear out the debris that surrounds it. If you haven’t done so already, remove any autumn leaves surrounding the unit to ensure it can operate effectively. Cheap and easy solutions that can save you a lot of hassle!

Schedule your HVAC maintenance with Mid-Tech Services

One of the best things you can do for your HVAC system this Christmas (and all winter long) is to have it properly inspected by our expert team. A malfunctioning HVAC system can be very problematic to walk back into in the new year and is not the happy new year you were hoping for.

Here at Mid-Tech Services, our team will be available 24/7 over the Christmas period to ensure that your building and plant are fully operational and safe. We understand the Christmas only happens once a year, so make the most of it and don’t let poor maintenance hinder your festive sprits!

Please contact us, and a member of our team will do everything they can. In the meantime, follow our journey on LinkedInFacebook and Instagram for more handy insights.

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