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

Sep 16, 2022 | Ohio, Air Filter, Air purifier, Back-to-school, Bexley, Blog, Fall, Fall preparation, HVAC, iWave-R, Viruses

Summer is almost over! This means it’s time to prepare for the season’s upcoming chapter. For many of us, this means back-to-school season! There are a lot of preparations that go into getting ready for this time of the year. And your HVAC system should be a part of those preparations. You may be scratching your head at this point, wondering how your HVAC system has anything to do with back-to-school preparations. We think it can be a little chaotic trying to get everything in order, so Bexley Heating & Cooling is here to talk about the best ways you can guarantee your HVAC system has a smooth transition into fall as we ring in the new school year!  

Did You Set Your Thermostat’s New Temperature & Schedule?    

With a new schedule, the kids will be waking up in the early hours of the morning to head off for school, so you’ll be getting back into the swing of your regular routine. Whether you work at your office or telework at home, there will be fewer people in the house during the day, requiring your HVAC system to work less. Therefore, you should seek an updated energy-efficient temperature to leave your thermostat set on throughout the day. This should not be difficult if you have a programmable or smart thermostat. These thermostats will allow you to set a new temperature to correlate with the times you and your family won’t be home. In addition, you can also preprogram them to adjust for when you return home in the afternoons. This first step on our back-to-school to-do list is easy, but doing this can make all the difference in your energy savings and maximize your system’s lifespan.    

Did You Inspect the Outdoor Unit?   

You probably had an eventful summer! And rightfully so! Remember that when summer days were full throttle, plant and weed growth was real! It’s possible that overgrowth and vegetation have grown around your outdoor unit. Yes, we know we’ve harped on this before, but the area around your compressor must be clear of any obstructions that might compromise its ability to work adequately. Therefore, we recommend you quickly scan this area before school starts again! Those first few weeks of transitioning through the school year can be challenging. So, the last thing you need is your HVAC system to give out on you suddenly.    

Did You Swap the Air Filter For a New One?   

Don’t underestimate what a clean filter can do! A new school year is exhilarating, but it also means new germs are ahead, and so are all the fall sicknesses that come with them. Generally, air filters should be changed every 30-60 days; however, starting the year with a fresh air filter won’t be bad! Being proactive and changing your filter beforehand is a great idea! Air filters are crucial components of your HVAC system. They function by removing loose debris, dust particles, and other airborne pollutants from the air. This is completed before your HVAC system distributes and circulates the air around your house. Ultimately, this method will decrease the risk of bacteria and viruses in your home. It also lessens the strain on your system, thus ensuring its effectiveness.  

Did You Think About Using an Air Purification System?   

Still, got those pesky germs and bacteria on your mind? Although you can’t control the germs your kids are exposed to when they are at school or even yourself at work, you can stop bacteria and viruses from circulating about your house. Say “no” to uninvited germs with the iWave-R. The iWave-R is a home air purification system we highly recommend due to its needlepoint ionization. They have a widely known success rate of eliminating 99.4% of killing viruses and airborne bacteria. If you’d like more information on this self-cleaning air purification system, don’t hesitate to contact us today!   

Did You Schedule Your Fall Maintenace Check?   

And last of all, don’t let your seasonal tune-up & safety check slip by this fall season! It’s essential for preventative maintenance to be practiced and to get your HVAC system checked every season. Your furnace should be scheduled for its seasonal maintenance check in the fall. When you book an appointment with Bexley Heating & Cooling, one of our NATE-certified technicians will come to your house and thoroughly inspect your HVAC system. After all, your furnace hasn’t been running in months, so it makes perfect sense to have it checked out before its first use of the fall.  

If you need assistance preparing your home for the back-to-school season, Bexley Heating & Cooling would feel honored to help you with all your HVAC needs. If you have questions, we can answer them! We would also be happy to discuss home purification system options or book your fall maintenance check. So, don’t delay it any further; the fall season picks up quickly here! Reach us at (614) 924-7856, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! And finally, we sincerely hope you and your family have an excellent school year this year!