Doing Your Part to Keep Your HVAC System Running

A few months ago, my air conditioner completely died. I woke up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, and I didn't know what to do. The next day, I called an HVAC expert, and they came out to inspect my system. It turned out that it had failed because of filthy filters and a clogged return duct, which made me sick to my stomach. I had caused the problem, and I needed to learn how to fix things. My HVAC professional taught me a few easy maintenance techniques that I didn't know before, so that I could maintain my new system. Check out this blog to learn more about HVAC yourself.

Three Fun Ideas To Keep You Warm While You're Waiting For A Furnace Repair


A furnace that breaks down should warrant an immediate call to a contractor (such as one from Absolute Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning) who can visit your home and get the system up and running quickly. A house without a functional furnace can lead to issues such as frozen pipes, which can create a considerable repair bill. If you have a short wait ahead of you before the contractor can get the necessary parts to repair your furnace, there's no sense in being miserable and shivering in the cold. Instead, you can often boost your body's temperature -- and even have a little fun -- with these three ideas.  

Focus On Fitness

Changing into some comfortable workout attire and getting ready to break a sweat with exercise will have you feeling warm in no time -- and your body will benefit from this practice, too. The activities you can perform to raise your body temperature are virtually endless. Several forms of cardio, such as jumping jacks, jogging in place and skipping rope, are all viable options to help you keep warm. Dynamic exercises such as burpees are also useful. If you have a large family, some indoor sports in the basement can get everyone up to temperature. Try a scaled-down version of basketball, hockey or soccer.

Get Cookin'

Challenging your family members to a cook-a-thon or bake-a-thon can be a fun way to increase your temperature. Not only will you get a little warmer from moving around the kitchen as you cook, but the house's temperature will also increase due to the use of the oven, stove, and even your toaster oven. Make your own rules to add some competition to the fun -- one idea is to divide your family into two teams and see who can make a cake or batch of cookies the quickest. You can also shift your attention to collaboratively making some hearty foods, such as soup, stew or chili. Not only will cooking these foods heat your home, but you'll also feel hot and cozy as you eat.

Light Some Candles

When you're chilly, you'd be amazed at how lighting a few candles in the room you're occupying can generate a pleasant burst of heat. Make the candle idea fun by gathering your family for an evening of board games around the kitchen table. Provided your children are of a suitable age for being exposed to candles, you can set a variety of candles around the table. They'll create a fun memory in addition to helping take the chill away. 


8 December 2015