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, HVAC, Ohio, Thermostat, Viruses, Xenia

As the temps begin to drop, the leaves start to change, which means back to school! Going back to school can be an exciting yet demanding time. And these aren’t the only transitions occurring. As we move into fall, you should modify your HVAC system to conserve a cozy and comfortable atmosphere for the cold weather months. So, let’s go over some things Xenia Heating & Air wants you to remember to provide a high-quality level of functioning for your system, freeing up more time to focus on the demands of the school year.  

What If My HVAC Blower Ceases To Work?  

The blower’s role is as it sounds, which is to blow hot air into your home through your vents. And, though the blower consists of both a motor and fan, the motor is typically where we often see arising issues. If your blower’s functioning comes to a halt, call Xenia Heating & Air. With a damaged blower, your home won’t effectively warm up, and the odds of your system overheating rise. Unfortunately, these can cause unnecessary worry and discomfort during the frigid weather. And while some blower issues may be easily remedied, something more complex may be afoot. Any complicated blower motor problems should be left to the experts.  

When Should I Replace My System?  

Truthfully, autumn is a great time to install a new system because our installation technicians tend to have more time on their schedules than we typically see in summer. Now, if you are not entirely positive about whether it is more beneficial to repair your current system or replace it with a new one, we reference the “$5,000 Rule”. This rule says to take the age of your existing HVAC equipment and multiply it by the estimated repair costs; if this number is higher than $5,000, then you should replace your current system. Likewise, we recommend you upgrade your system every decade for optimal efficiency and to evade losing your system’s warranty.  

What Are The Cons Of Dirty Ductwork?  

As years go by, your air ducts can gradually collect dirt, dust, and other debris if not maintained. Accumulated pollutants in your ductwork can negatively affect your home’s indoor air quality and diminish your comfort level. While air filters discourage particles from reaching your ductwork, they don’t provide 100% protection, which is why dirt, dust, and debris can access your ducts and begin to settle. This build-up isn’t quick, so it is common to have your ductwork cleaned every 3 to 5 years. If you don’t handle the mess in a reasonable time frame, you will face improper airflow and allergy-related health issues such as skin irritations and respiratory problems.  

But don’t worry, because if you need any HVAC advice, system cleanings or repairs, system installation, or other HVAC-related services, we will gladly help. Xenia Heating & Air wants you to stay comfortable in the upcoming chilly temperatures. Though, it is not uncommon for HVAC companies to receive emergency calls in the winter because heating is essential this time of year! So, call us today at (937) 708-8451, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here