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Stay Comfy at Home During a Scary Movie Marathon

Tips From the Experts on How To Keep a Comfortable Temperature Throughout the Home

It’s getting to be that time of year again. Sweater weather is kicking in, the pumpkin patches are starting to get busier, and new horror movies are released in the movie theaters and on various streaming services. Watching a scary movie is never truly a comfortable experience. Most people are on the edge of their seats, waiting for something to pop out on the screen suddenly. 

But the home should be physically comfortable with the right temperature and good air quality. HVAC professionals have shared a few tips with homeowners on how to stay comfortable during a scary movie marathon. 

Checking the Thermostat


Always check the thermostat to make sure it’s functioning properly. Dust can build up on the thermostat over time, batteries can run out, and thermostat components can wear down. Being able to control the temperature can make all the difference in the home’s comfort. It’s always the smallest changes that make the biggest difference. Turning the temperature up or down, just a few degrees, can drastically improve the home’s comfort.

When prepping for a scary movie marathon, it may be best to keep the house a little bit cooler than normal. Holding onto blankets and pillows is an act of comfort when watching something scary but can cause people to become warm quickly. A cooler room can help everyone stay comfortable while still holding onto those blankets for dear life.

Replacing Air Filters

In addition to temperature, air quality is also a major component of feeling comfortable at home. Excess dust, dirt, and other particles floating through the air can make it more difficult for people to breathe and stay healthy. To promote consistently good air quality at home, homeowners need to switch out their air filters regularly. These filters are responsible for trapping dust, dirt, and other small particles before they travel through the home. Unfortunately, these filters can become full over time and won’t be able to trap those particles anymore. 

The thickness of the air filter determines how often the filter needs to be changed.

  • A 1-inch or 2-inch filter needs to be switched out about every three months.
  • A 4-inch filter should be changed every six months.
  • A 5-inch filter should be changed once a year.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance Checks

Homeowners almost always have a to-do list, and sometimes the items on that list can add up quickly and become a lot for homeowners to manage on their own. Whether it’s yard work, cleaning the house, or home maintenance checks, it can start to pile up. Home maintenance checks can be especially hard to handle because it’s hard for homeowners to know exactly what to look for. 

holding hvac tools

Without a trained eye, it’s almost impossible to spot the wear and tear on components or other small problems in order to prevent them from turning into bigger problems down the road. This is why it’s best to have this maintenance done by a professional. They have all the training needed to know exactly what to look for. They’ll be able to keep homeowners informed of any existing problems and fix them the right way in an efficient manner.

About Wolfgang’s Cooling & Heating

Wolfgang’s Cooling & Heating believes their customers deserve the best. That’s why all of their HVAC technicians are hand-picked and expertly trained to ensure every experience is flawless and hassle-free. Their Trane Comfort Specialists deliver fast, accurate AC and furnace services in Ahwatukee, AZ so that customers can enjoy the best comfort for their homes.


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