Giving Thanks for Our Heating & Cooling Systems

Nov 26, 2020 | HVAC

While many of us gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we at Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating would like to take this time to count our blessings and show some appreciation for things we might at times take for granted.

This year, 2020, has been a struggle for a lot of families. However, the old saying goes: It could always be worse. Knowing this, it’s helpful to focus on the good things in life. A great deal of us still have our freedom, our health, our loved ones, our safety, warm homes and food to eat.

Having a home to keep us comfortable and safe is something that should never be taken for granted. As such, having home heating systems that run is such a blessing. Throughout the most extreme of Ohio’s weather, our furnaces work around-the-clock to keep us warm. During the summer, our air conditioners likewise keep us cool.

Therefore, in honor of Thanksgiving today, we compiled a list of some of the things our HVAC systems do for us year-round, along with some things we can do to show our appreciation for our systems.

Why we are grateful for our heating and cooling systems

Clean Air in Our Homes

One of the crucial things our HVAC systems do for us involves how they help keep the indoor air we breathe clean, which is essential to overall health and well-being. Our home heating and cooling systems help keep our indoor air fresh and clean using our air filters. Our air filters, when changed regularly on schedule, capture impurities like dust, dirt, pet dander and other airborne particles and chemicals circulating in our air supply. Many of these airborne pollutants can cause allergy symptoms, breathing problems and other health issues. Because of this, using good air filters is essential. Ultimately, if your air filter isn’t doing the trick, you can take measures to improve breathing conditions even more. We offer a whole line of Indoor Air Quality products.

Energy Efficiency 

It’s a fairly well-known fact that when we take care of our HVAC systems the way we should, our HVAC systems take care of us in return. In terms of energy usage, this care translates into savings in heating and cooling costs. Because most newer systems have Energy Star Labels, energy efficiency is optimized in equipment that isn’t outdated. With that said, however, even if your system has the Energy Star label, seasonal maintenance is still required. Consistent HVAC system maintenance, also called tune-ups, are essential for all systems.

Comfort & Safety

Last but not least, we can express gratitude for the comfort we have in our homes this holiday season. During the most extreme weather conditions in Ohio, our HVAC systems are what keep our homes comfortable, safe and enjoyable. Tragically, a lot of people don’t give these systems a great deal of thought until their warm or cool air goes out, whether this be from a power outage or from some sort of malfunction or breaking down. It’s been our experience when this befalls a homeowner, their perspective changes quickly. Usually, when someone loses their comfort-systems during a cold or hot spell, it brings about a new appreciation for the services they provide.

How We Can Show Our Appreciation

Showing our appreciation for our home heating and cooling systems in the form of action steps pays in a variety of ways. Keeping up with preventative maintenance, or getting tune-ups prior to each season of usage, is the first of these action steps. The next step involves checking and changing our air filters often to enable proper airflow. Other steps to preserve our systems and show appreciation include the following:

  • Maintain a clear and open three-foot space around systems
  • Seal air drafts and air leakages around the house 
  • Checking for air leaks in loose ductwork
  • Knowing about energy efficiency steps
  • Guaranteeing you have sufficient attic insulation
  • Getting your vents and air ducts cleaned professionally
  • Cleaning outside unit regularly
  • Having a smart thermostat installed
  • Maintaining a clean home
  • Changing air filters often
  • Practice safety always!
  • Call for help if you have any issues!


If there is one thing we as a company are grateful for, on top of our amazing team of certified technicians here, it’s for our amazing customers in the Central Ohio area. If you need anything now or in the future, please don’t hesitate to give us a call right away! You can call Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating today at 614-810-0075, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!