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

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

With summer festivities over, it’s probable that your time will now be overtaken with back-to-school preparations. If you have school-aged kids gearing up for school this fall, you probably have quite a list of things to do as you get everything ready for this next season of the year. Many details need to be checked off for back-to-school preparations. So, we don’t want you to forget about your HVAC system in the process. Please, join Bridgetown Heating & Cooling as we go through everything on our list of back-to-school HVAC preparations. 

Have I Set My Thermostat’s New Temperature & Schedule?    

Your fall schedule is likely different from your summer schedule. This means your household will be waking up earlier to get the kids to school in time. With the kids now at school in the daytime, your home will be less full, which means that your HVAC system will have to work less to accommodate the number of people in the house. For this reason, it would be best to find a more energy-efficient temperature that you can set your thermostat on during the day. If you have a programmable or smart thermostat, this should be easy. Smart or programmable thermostats allow you to set a temperature to accommodate your daily or weekly routine, so you don’t have to worry about constantly changing it yourself. You will be able to set a new higher temperature for the fall, and your smart or programmable should adjust it automatically throughout the day. This will help to reduce energy consumption while no one is in the house. At the same time, you can also set the thermostat to lower the temperature back down, so the house is more comfortable by the time everyone arrives home.    

Have I Inspected the Area Around the Compressor?   

With summer days being in full force not too long ago, you are probably all too familiar with the plant, weed, and vegetation growth that may occur near your compressor.  You likely had to consistently mow your grass many times this summer! Overgrowth and plant vegetation can occur rather quickly in the summertime. But don’t let vegetation sneak past you just because fall is here! It’s still quite possible that weeds and other vegetation have grown around your outdoor unit. We’ve said it once, and we will gladly say it again, but the outdoor unit, also known as the compressor, should have its vicinity clear at all times of any obstructions and plant overgrowth. Otherwise, it can mess with the compressor’s ability to work correctly if something were to get caught in the fan blades. 

Have I Changed the Air Filter?   

Air filters are small but mighty! Don’t underestimate them. They are an essential component of your HVAC system, due to their purpose of removing airborne particles and contaminants from the air in your home. Air filters should be changed every 1-2 months, and if they are not changed as suggested, they can become overloaded and cause issues for your HVAC system. So, take it from your professionals at Bridgetown Heating & Cooling and stay on top of those air filters and keep them changed.  

Have I thought About Using an Air Purification System?   

We all know that the fall season is a prominent time when germs and fall illnesses are abundant. Although you can’t control the germs and viruses your kids are exposed to while they are at school or even yourself when you are at work, you can control the germs from spreading within your home. You can make this happen by using a home air purification system such as the iWave-R. The iWave-R is a self-cleaning air purification system that has a success rate of 99.4%. In addition, it uses needlepoint ionization technology and is highly recommended across the HVAC industry. If this intrigues you, feel free to call us for more information! 

Have I Booked My Fall Maintenance Check?   

And last but not least, the last thing we have on our back-to-school checklist is your seasonal tune-up & safety check.  It’s crucial to get your furnace serviced for its fall maintenance check; this is the best form of preventative maintenance a homeowner can practice. Your system’s furnace should be scheduled for its seasonal maintenance check every fall, before its first use of the season, if possible. When you schedule an appointment with us, a well-qualified NATE-certified technician will come to your home and perform a detailed inspection of your furnace. It’s a good idea to remember that your furnace hasn’t been run in a long time. So, it is important to have it checked to confirm everything is running correctly and the system is running per current safety standards. Tune-up and safety checks are highly recommended, so you and your family can be set up for a season of comfort and warmth.  

If you are looking for a local heating and cooling company you can trust and one that provides quality service, look no further! Bridgetown Heating & Cooling is proud to serve our Bridgetown and surrounding customers! We would jump at the chance to serve you and show you what it means to experience great customer service. All our technicians are NATE-certified and highly qualified to serve you, your home and your family. You can contact us at (513) 273-1335, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! And finally, we hope you and your family have the greatest school year yet!