How Can You Prepare Your HVAC System For Back To School?

How Can You Prepare Your HVAC System For Back To School?

Sep 16, 2022 | Air Filter, Air purifier, Back-to-school, Blog, Fall, Fall preparation, Finneytown, HVAC, iWave-R, OH, Thermostat, Viruses

The back-to-school season is a time of year that many dread. For some people, it’s a bittersweet time of the year to send off the little ones for their first day of school. While for others, it’s a welcome opportunity for more freedom. Whatever your situation is – no judgments here! Nonetheless, the back-to-school time is often a hectic season as everyone readjusts to set new schedules and routines. In addition, though it may seem daunting, the changing of seasons doesn’t have to be so stressful HVAC-wise. Yes, even your HVAC system should be prepped for a smooth seasonal transition! The last thing you need is for your furnace to have problems for you as you ring in a strong new school year and brace yourself for the back-to-school season. Fortunately, your Finneytown Heating & Cooling local professionals are here to assist you in getting your home and HVAC system ready for the back-to-school season!  

1. Has the Air Filter Been Changed?     

To begin, you don’t want to understate the power of a clean air filter. Air filters are tiny components of your HVAC system, but they play an important role. Their duty is to keep foreign particles like dust, debris, and other airborne pollutants out of your house by preventing them from camping out. Unfortunately, as autumn approaches, so does the presence of fall germs! It’s inevitable; they come every year without warning or an invitation. The best thing to do is be prepared and take preventative measures when you can. So, before the school season gets into full swing, we recommend that homeowners change their air filters out. Our skilled professionals suggest that air filters get changed every 30-60 days, so please heed our advice and get that air filter changed well in advance. Even if it’s a little soon before the next change is due, a fresh start to the new school year is always a good idea! 

2. Have the Registers & Ducts Been Cleaned?     

The passageways through which air is circulated throughout your house are the air ducts and registers. These components of your system must be kept clean of dust and particle build-up. You don’t want buildup in your system to prevent the air from being appropriately distributed throughout your home. This will not only cause problems for your equipment, but it can also have an impact on the quality of air in your house. 

So, before the new school year begins, we think it’s important to mention that preparing your ducts and registers for the fall change is crucial. We recommend conducting a walk-through of your home so you can double-check every register and clean any that need it. All registers should be left open, and no objects or barriers should be placed in their way. To clean the registers, mix warm water and soap. Use a moistened (not overly wet) cloth to avoid creating more of a mess than you need to. If there is a layer of dust, simply vacuum it off with your household vacuum. Take care not to damage the register while cleaning by being too vigorous. 

3. Has the Thermostat Been Reset With Its New Temperature For the Season?     

It’s probable that you’ll use different temperature settings throughout the fall than in the summer. However, due to changes in weather, the temperature must be adjusted to match the change in weather. In addition, as a result of school resuming, your family’s schedule may have changed, which, depending on your new schedule, could mean there will be fewer people in your home during the day. So, with less people in the space, your HVAC system will not have to work as hard. As a result, it’s a good idea to adjust your smart thermostat or programmable thermostat so that the new temperature is in sync with your new routine.  

Smart and programmable thermostats have a number of functions and can even help you save money on your energy bills! These electronic gadgets are also beneficial in that they can reduce energy consumption. As a result, your home will consume less energy, which translates to lower utility costs. If you don’t already own a smart or programmable thermostat but have been considering one, this is the perfect time to get one. We can help you choose the best model for your needs as well as install it! As an added benefit, these contemporary thermostats are inexpensive and available in a variety of choices. For further information, feel free to call us! 

4. Has Your Fall Maintenance Check Been Scheduled?     

If you haven’t already, contact us as soon as possible to schedule your annual tune-up and safety check. Your furnace should be serviced once a year in the fall. These fall maintenance inspections ensure that your heating system is functioning properly. Our specialists are well-trained and NATE-certified; they make sure everything is in good working order according to current safety regulations. Your home HVAC equipment is a complicated piece of machinery, so it must be inspected and adjusted on a regular basis. In addition, preventative maintenance is required to avoid encountering more serious problems. 

If that hasn’t convinced you yet, know that by staying on top of your seasonal maintenance checks, you can keep your manufacturer’s warranty valid. And if ease is what you’re looking for, scheduling a fall maintenance check with us is speedy and effortless! 

Finneytown Heating & Cooling is a trustworthy local business you can rely on! If you have any questions regarding Finneytown Heating & Cooling, please do not hesitate to contact us! So, whether you need to book your fall maintenance appointment or are thinking about replacing your thermostat, give us a call! You can reach out to us at (513) 935-0440 or schedule an appointment by clicking here! Oh, and last but not least, we wish you the very best school year to date!