As the new school year approaches, many people find themselves feeling stressed about all the preparations that need to be made. There’s back-to-school shopping, organizing, and game-planning involved to make for a smooth transition into the new school year. We know that the beginning of the school year is full of changes and chaos for most families. Children are starting at new schools, parents are carpooling to work and school, and everyone’s trying to get back into a solid routine. So, Chillicothe Heating & Cooling wants to make sure that your HVAC system isn’t something else you have to worry about. Please, join us as we talk about everything you should prepare for your HVAC system this fall during this back-to-school season.
Did You Remember To Clean the Condensation Drain?
Air conditioner systems are notorious for generating condensation as a result of carrying out their primary function of providing cold air. To correct the problem and avoid further condensation difficulties, air conditioning systems include a condensation drain as part of the system. This drain is designed to divert the condensation droplets away from the equipment where they can’t harm it. However, keep in mind that moisture provides an excellent setting for mold and mildew to form. As a result, this could be a potential problem in your own system’s condensation drain.
Since the summer season has come to an end, your furnace will now be taking over and moving into position for its job these next few months. This means it’s time to clean the condensation drain now that the summer season is behind us. Pouring a solution of bleach and water down the drain is one approach to do this. This combination is an effective technique for eliminating and preventing bacteria mold from growing. It will also help to clear any debris or dust built-up in the drain.
Did You Remember To Clean the Area Surrounding the Compressor?
Weeds and plant growth near your compressor is a common occurrence, but it can lead to problems with your outdoor unit. Our NATE-certified technicians suggest keeping the area around the compressor clear of vegetation and any outdoor items that could create obstructions. However, at the end of the summer season, it’s possible that weeds and overgrowth have already grown but slipped by unnoticed by you due to the transition of seasons. But it’s still important not to forget about the compressor! As a result, it’s critical to check the area surrounding the compressor for anything that might be growing or getting in the way of the system’s operation. Any weeds, loose leaves, or trash in the immediate vicinity may be removed. Furthermore, any outdoor objects should be kept at least several feet away from the compressor.
Did You Remember to Change the Air Filter?
If you’re a seasoned homeowner, you already know how important it is to clean and replace your air filter on a regular basis. Unfortunately, clogged air filters can reduce the efficiency of your system. This could result in more expensive repairs and higher energy bills down the road. A filthy air filter can also cause additional difficulties for your HVAC system. Furthermore, because of the process, the lifespan of your HVAC system may be shortened, so you may find yourself looking for replacement options sooner than you expected.
Did You Remember to Book Your Fall Maintenance Check with Us?
As the weather changes and we begin to rely on our furnaces again, don’t forget to schedule a tune-up & safety check! Just as you would take your car in for regular maintenance, preventative furnace upkeep will help optimize its lifespan. It’s critical to have an expert evaluate your furnace and make sure everything is functioning properly and in accordance with current safety standards. So don’t put it off any longer; please contact us right away so that we may ensure that you are taken care of!
Please, remember that regular maintenance is highly suggested! It will help your HVAC system perform more efficiently. Our NATE-certified experts are educated to discover underlying concerns and repair them before they become larger problems. So, give Chillicothe Heating & Cooling a call, and let us show you how much we care about our customers. Call us at (740) 281-2186 or click here to schedule an appointment now! And oh, we hope you have the best year!