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

Sep 16, 2022

Back to school can be an exciting time, a crazy time, or a combination of the two. And no matter if you’re commencing your college education for the first time this fall, advancing your higher education, or simply sending your kids off to school, it tends to be a busy time of year for all. So, the last thing New Albany Heating & Cooling wants to do is pile on more stress. Please, allow us to help ease your mind with some simple tips and tricks for readying your HVAC system as cold weather approaches.

How Do I Clean My Outdoor Unit? 

It’s essential to clean your outdoor unit before the temperature falls to provide optimal functioning for your system and savings for your pockets. Air conditioners and heat pumps need good airflow to bolster your home’s heating proficiency. So, you should maintain a two feet clearance around your unit that is free of vegetation and blockages. Furthermore, a professional technician should address any other concerns.

Though, if you insist on doing a little more labor for your outdoor system, you could wash your compressor, chiefly your cooling fins. To do so, you must switch off the unit and take off the top panel. Carefully clean out as much dirt and debris as feasible with a shop vac. Then, flush the fins with a garden hose, but do not use a high-pressure nozzle. Remember, be gentle. Wash with an in-to-out motion to get the dirt and debris washed away from your unit successfully. If fins are warped, you may repair them with a fin comb. If a fin comb isn’t readily accessible, a butter knife should come in handy. If you’re unsure what to do and how to do it properly, it is best to leave it to the professionals. Poor handling will likely cause your system more harm than good!


Why Do I Need A Clean Air Filter? 

Your air filter plays a significant part in your heating and cooling system. While often seemingly insignificant, air filters help your HVAC system in a big way. Thus, as we get closer to the cold season, we urge you to swap out your dirty air filter with a new one and, at the very least, thoroughly wash up the one you have. Do, however, switch out your air filter every 1-2 months, this is ideally done before winter. Here are the benefits of a pristine air filter:

  • Minimal Repairs And Breakdowns
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Longer HVAC Life Expectancy
  • Purer Air Quality
  • Peace of Mind

Why Do I Need Clean HVAC Coils? 

Tainted coils cause the air quality within your household to plummet and engines to malfunction, as well as lessen your system’s lifespan. Also, a dirty system increases the probability of misinterpreted HVAC concerns bringing about unnecessary, inefficient, costly repairs.

Please, consider the significance of having an HVAC expert complete your routine HVAC maintenance this fall. Because here at New Albany Heating & Cooling, we know times like these are busy, and we only wish to help you evade any disfavored wear and tear upon your unit, especially since winter is coming. So, call us today at (614) 636-5002, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We can’t wait to hear from you and labor hard to give quality service to you and your home!