Try These Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving Day

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If you are entertaining this Thanksgiving Day, you probably have written your menu, set your guest list, and nearly finished your food shopping.

Don’t forget to add your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to your preparations list for the big day. Keeping your HVAC system in good working condition will make everyone happy, healthy, and comfortable during your Thanksgiving celebration on the South Jersey Shore.

Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning is here to help your heating and cooling system deliver comfort and energy efficiency to your Marmora home year-round. Be sure to schedule your annual HVAC maintenance with us to keep your heating system operating at optimal efficiency when your guests arrive on Thanksgiving Day.

Here are a few other tips to keep your guests cozy and your HVAC running strong:

Change Your HVAC System Air Filter

Regularly changing (or cleaning) your HVAC filter is an easy task, but it makes a big difference in indoor air quality (IAQ) and comfort. A dirty filter can restrict airflow and make your heating system work harder. Prevent dirt and dust buildup in your HVAC system by changing its filter every two to three months during the heating season. 

Dust Everywhere

Dusting will improve the indoor air quality in your Marmora home and will take some of the stress off your HVAC system. A clean house will keep your furnace and filter free of dust and dirt.

Molly Maid suggests cleaning the air vent registers with the brush attachment on your vacuum and using a damp microfiber rag to dust everywhere else. Move from the top down when dusting shelves. Dust each item on each shelf.  Always dust before you vacuum, so you won’t have to vacuum twice.

Breathe Cleaner Air

Air purification and filtration systems not only remove dust but can destroy bacteria, viruses, mold, airborne particles such as pet dander and pollen, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your Marmora home.

With flu season starting and COVID-19 still spreading, a whole-house air purifier can add a blanket of protection to family gatherings. At Broadley’s, we are proud to recommend RGF REME HALO® whole-house air purifiers and AprilAire’s line of ventilation, air filtration, and humidity control systems. Ask us for a consultation.

Dial It Back

Turn the thermostat down a few degrees while cooking on Thanksgiving Day. Your oven and cooktop burners will help keep the room warm and toasty as you prepare dinner.

Install a Smart Thermostat 

Consider installing a smart thermostat before the holiday. It will give you access to your HVAC system through an app installed on your smartphone. Control the comfort in your home no matter where you are—while last-minute shopping, cooking, or greeting guests.

Broadley’s offers a full range of Bryant thermostats, in addition to Nest, Ecobee, and Honeywell products. 

Keep Doors Closed

If your guests head outside to smoke or enjoy a breath of fresh air, be sure to close the door after them to prevent heat from escaping your Marmora home.

Entertain Outdoors

If you have a patio heater or a gas-fueled fire pit, consider taking the party outside. You can dial the thermostat down inside the house while guests enjoy a unique Thanksgiving Day experience—weather permitting.

What about grilling instead of roasting this year’s bird? Make it a focal point of your gathering. Find tips at the Weber website.

Cleaning Up

Your HVAC system isn’t the only equipment in need of TLC this Thanksgiving. Be mindful of the scraps you feed into your garbage disposal. 

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) cautions against grinding seafood shells, grease, or too much food at once.

Call us if a mishap occurs. Our licensed plumbers can help with any plumbing repair, including a disposal breakdown or clogged pipes.

Make Thanksgiving Memorable

Enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving in your Marmora, NJ, home. Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist with your HVAC preparations. Call us at 609-390-3907 or request service online.

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