Monroe Heating & Air


Experience the enchantment of Christmas in Ohio! Picture snowflakes gracefully descending outside as warm holiday gatherings create a cozy atmosphere indoors. It’s truly a magical time of the year. However, amidst the festivities, let’s not overlook the importance of safeguarding your HVAC system. With the abundance of seasonal decorations and objects adorning our homes, it’s equally important to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your HVAC system. At Monroe Heating & Air, we are dedicated to providing expert guidance and simple precautions to guarantee a secure and comfortable holiday season for you and your loved ones.  

1. Exercise Caution: Keep Flammable Items Away 

When decorating your home for Christmas, it is of utmost importance to be mindful of the potential flammability of certain items. You should take extra precautions to ensure that paper decorations, wrapped packages, blankets, and other flammable objects are kept at a safe distance from heat sources such as fireplaces, candles, and space heaters. Although these elements undoubtedly contribute to the cozy atmosphere, it is essential to prevent them from becoming fire hazards. Additionally, always remember to properly extinguish any heating elements before leaving the house or going to bed. 

2. Consider Your Thermostat: Keep It Unobstructed 

Next, don’t forget about your thermostat. It is equally important to avoid covering or blocking your thermostat, as this can interfere with temperature readings and hinder the performance of your furnace. Additionally, having objects around or in front of the thermostat can obstruct its functionality and adversely affect temperature accuracy. Ultimately, this can lead to the furnace producing an incorrect amount of heat.  

3. Pay Attention to Your HVAC Vents: Keep Them Unblocked 

Another thing to keep in mind is that when placing bulky items such as Christmas trees around your home, you want to consider their positioning to avoid obstructing airflow from your HVAC vents. Although these items are temporary, improper placement will adversely disrupt the airflow and potentially impact heating functionality, leading to a variety of HVAC issues. Therefore, it is important to ensure vents remain clear and unobstructed. 

4. Check on Your Condenser: Keep the Area Clear 

During the winter season, it’s a good idea to take extra care and precautions when it comes to your condenser (the outdoor unit). You should periodically monitor your condenser, even if it is not in use and is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. Do this by periodically inspecting the area around the condenser for any loose debris, such as leaves, twigs, or other outdoor items that may have fallen onto the unit. This is crucial because the accumulation of snow or ice, combined with loose debris or stray items, has the potential to cause damage to the unit. Furthermore, to provide an additional layer of protection against the elements, it is advisable to consider utilizing a condenser cover in the winter. 

We aim to ensure an exceptional holiday season for you and your loved ones, free from the unnecessary stress of HVAC problems. However, in the unlikely event that you encounter any HVAC issues, rest assured! Monroe Heating & Air is here to provide expert assistance and support with a professional approach. Our emergency services are available 24/7, 365 days a year, guaranteeing our constant availability to assist you. 

You can reach us at (513) 540-4890 or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!