HVAC Safety Reminders When Decorating for Halloween

Decorating for Halloween

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids and even some adults. In addition to dressing up as monsters or other memorable characters and trick-or-treating, there’s also a lot of fun to be had decorating homes with fun and spooky ornaments. But before you get carried away with your Halloween design theme, here are a few HVAC safety reminders from AC repair expert McLay Services, Inc.

Don’t block the vents. When decorating your home, make sure to keep your air vents open and unobstructed. Remember that your indoor air vents are essential in providing air supply to your HVAC system. If these vents are blocked by your Halloween decorations, your heating and cooling system will have to work harder and run longer in order to maintain or achieve the desired temperature. This can put a lot of stress on your HVAC system and cause your energy bills to increase.

Keep flammable items away from your HVAC units. While we’ve seen many improvements in HVAC technology trends over the past few years, it’s important to remember that you’re still responsible for keeping your HVAC units safe, particularly from fire hazards. That said, when putting up your Halloween decorations, make sure to keep flammable items — such as wax candles — away from indoor furnace units and air vents.

Avoid putting decorations on your outdoor unit. The outdoor unit of your air conditioner may be an eyesore, and you may be tempted to conceal it with decorations. However, experts warn against putting any items on your outdoor unit, as this could potentially block airflow and prevent your HVAC system from being able to remove heat from your space.

Established in 1978, McLay Services, Inc. offers top-notch services that are sure to meet your expectations. Whether you’re looking for an expert to perform HVAC replacement or to answer your questions regarding surge protectors for AC units, you can count on us to provide the assistance you need. Call us at (909) 392-2202 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in La Verne, CA, and surrounding areas.