Don’t forget your HVAC system this Christmas!

Dec 23, 2020 | HVAC

With people all over Ohio preparing to celebrate Christmas this week, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our readers not to overlook their HVAC systems this holiday season.

In order to help everyone give their HVAC systems the care they need and deserve, we at Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating put together the following list of some of the best gifts a homeowner can give their HVAC equipment this Christmas:

Give Your Home A Whole-Home Humidifier

Anyone who’s lived in Ohio throughout the winter knows how dry the air is around this time of year. To make matters worse, this arid air can be the source of a host of health problems, sleeping problems, and breathing problems. If left unchecked, dry air can cause all sorts of static electricity throughout a home, which some say can cause damage to electronics. Not only that, however, dry air causes damage to wood in a home, such as trim, woodwork, furniture and flooring. The “silver bullet” solution to all these problems and more concerning dry air is to have a whole-home humidifier installed. Call the number below to see if we are offering any special holiday price rates! 

Smart Thermostats Are Very Affordable

If you’re still dealing with that old hockey puck-looking dial to adjust your home’s temperature levels, you should really do yourself, your HVAC system and your house a huge favor and upgrade. This gift is a gift of peace of mind, energy savings and convenience year-round. By having a smart thermostat installed, you’ll be thanking us in no time! They are cheap, super easy to install, take very little time and are big money savers. Moreover, these great gift gadgets help you get the most out of your HVAC equipment around-the clock, resulting in significant energy savings all day every day. Furthermore, smart thermostats are equipped with a ton of cool features, including system diagnostics, air filter notifications, air quality features, Wi-Fi connectability, Smart Home-friendly and smartphone accessibility so a homeowner can adjust their settings on the fly — anywhere, anytime.

The Three “C’s” of Air Filters: Check, Clean or Change

Our air filters can wreak all sorts of havoc if they aren’t changed or cleaned routinely. These problems start with airflow blockage and evolve into system glitches, energy wasting,  air quality problems, breakdowns and major system failure. Because of this, checking them often and changing them frequently will not only help improve indoor air quality. It will also lighten the burden being put on your HVAC units and save on energy usage, leading to a lot less wear and tear. This results in a longer and less expensive service life for all your comfort systems. Ultimately, if you’re wanting to improve your home’s Indoor Air Quality, you should consider getting an air filter upgrade altogether. They provide more bang for your buck!

Assess Attic & Basement Insulation 

Sufficient levels of insulation enable your HVAC systems to operate efficiently and lessen the amount of work they have to do by preventing treated air from leaving the home. If you haven’t done so recently, checking with a professional to assess your attic and basement’s insulation levels is a good idea. They can assess whether there’s a need to increase insulation or replace it. Often, a little insulation goes a long way.

Ensure Airflow in Ductwork

Throughout the years, dirt, debris and all sorts of things are known to build up in our ductwork. Because of this, homeowners should check their ductwork during the holidays if they haven’t done so recently. If necessary, they might consider professional air duct cleaning to prevent needless strain on the system. If airflow is hindered through the air ducts, it also negatively affects the quality of the air moving throughout the dwelling. Usually, this leads to unwanted smells and even respiratory issues that can go unnoticed. Keep in mind we do offer air duct cleaning as a service. However, availability is limited. For more information, call the number below.

Seasonal Maintenance is Essential

All things considered, there’s simply no substitute for preventative maintenance when it comes to something as expensive and intricate as a residential HVAC system. Because of this, having a certified technician come over to check your system, give it a tune-up and safety check and ensure it is working properly as part of a maintenance appointment is essential. This service allows our men and women to troubleshoot for problems that helps you avoid repairs and wear-and-tear.

‘Tis the Season To Give Us A Call!

‘Tis the season of giving, so give your HVAC system the gift that keeps giving back — giving you heat, comfort, peace of mind and lower utility bills all winter long. Call Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating today at 614-810-0075, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Merry Christmas . . . and a Happy New Year!