Monroe Heating & Air

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

Back to school may be a highly anticipated time for some, a stress-packed time for others, or a combo of both. And no matter if you’re beginning your college journey, furthering your education, or your kids are starting school this fall, it can all feel busy. The last thing Monroe Heating & Air wishes to do is add on any extra stress, so let us assist you and your home with some quick tips to help prep your HVAC system for the upcoming season.  

What Are The Benefits Of A Clean Air Filter?  

Your air filter plays a significant role in your heating and cooling system. While seemingly insignificant, air filters benefit your HVAC system in various ways. As we approach colder seasons, we urge you to swap out your dirty air filter with a new one or, at the very least, thoroughly clean the one you have. Take care to switch out your air filter every 30-60 days, preferably before winter begins. Now, here are some perks of switching your air filter regularly:  

  1. Lower Energy Expenses  
  1. Minimized Repairs and Breakdowns  
  1. Extended HVAC Life Expectancy  
  1. Cleaner Air Quality  
  1. Peace of Mind  

Why Clean My HVAC Coils?  

Filthy coils cause the air quality within your household to deteriorate, motors to act up, as well as reduce the life expectancy of your unit. Additionally, upkeep on unclean systems raises the odds of misdiagnosed unit problems and further ineffective repairs.  

How To Tidy Up My Outdoor Unit?  

It’s necessary to spruce up your outdoor unit as temperatures drop to guarantee you get the most out of your unit’s functioning and financial savings. Air conditioners and heat pumps mandate good airflow to boost your home’s heat adequately. Be sure to keep two feet encircling your unit unobstructed, by pulling any vegetation and removing any blockages within this vicinity. Keep in mind, any further concerns may signify your unit requires professional attention.  

If you want to do a little more for your unit, you could wash your compressor, specifically your cooling fins. Step one is to shut off the unit and pull off the top panel. Carefully clean out as much dirt and debris as possible with a shop vac. Next, wash the fins with a garden hose, but do not use a high-pressure nozzle. Clean outward to secure the dirt and debris washes in the direction away from your unit. If fins are bent, you may fix them with a fin comb. If you do not have access to a fin comb, then a butter knife is your next best bet. Anything further, you should retire to the experts.  

Please understand the significance of professional HVAC maintenance this fall. Here at Monroe Heating & Air, we know this may be a busy time, but we would hate to see any unwanted erosions to your unit, especially as winter approaches. So, call us today at (513) 540-4890, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We sincerely appreciate your time and business!