How to Prepare Your Home for Ohio Summers

Jul 25, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Getting your home’s HVAC system prepared for each season of usage is something every Warren County homeowner should do. So if you haven’t done this already, we at Mason Heating & Air present the following tips to help you prepare your A/C system summer.

How to Prepare:

Regularly Replace Air Filters!

While homeowners are supposed to change their air filters every one to two months, this is a good time to remind you again if you haven’t replaced yours this summer. Because dust and debris settle a great deal in these air filters throughout the colder months, homeowners need to make sure they are thoroughly cleaned prior to the cooling season’s arrival.

Equally as important, homeowners need to make sure they are utilizing the correct type and size of air filters for their specific systems. If you’re not sure which filter is the right one, it would go a long way in helping you to have one of our certified technicians come over to check it out. We can also make sure your air filter is precisely in place with all the airflow “arrows” pointing in the right direction.

Mind Your Vents and Registers

In addition to your cooling system’s air filters getting obstructed during the winter, the air vents and registers in your home can get dirty and blocked up as well. Because of this, we recommend keeping this in mind as you go about giving your residence a customary spring cleaning. It’s important you don’t neglect these supply vents and registers. We suggest using a vacuum cleaner to suction out all that dust, dirt, and pet hair (if you have little furry ones), which tends to accumulate throughout the passing seasons.

Consequently, if you have a zoned system and have covered or unused A/C vents during the winter, this is the time to remove those covers to enable your system to breathe and function at its best.

As the weather warms, this is also a good time to consider setting up an air duct cleaning by a professional. This will increase your system’s airflow, better its efficiency, and improve your home’s Indoor Air Quality, also known as IAQ.

Test Your Thermostat

Sometimes homeowners don’t realize their thermostats need regular testing to verify they are working correctly. As such, with the start of every new heating or cooling season, check your thermostat’s precision. You may need to recalibrate it.

Or, you may also need to reprogram your thermostat for the hot months nearing, if you have a programmable thermostat and have not done so yet. If your home does not have a programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat, ask us about the cost savings of an easy, affordable, upgrade. These helpful devices pay for themselves in no time.

Maintenance is Crucial

Amid the Do-It-Yourself movement, a lot of homeowners these days feel like they can do a lot more things by themselves to prepare their systems for the coming seasons. And to some extent, this is true. On the other hand, we must be vigilant to emphasize the importance of expert HVAC maintenance for a great deal of the more complicated tasks. For many consumers, HVAC systems are too expensive an investment to have to replace via trial and error. A lot of homeowners are wise in understanding how it pays off in dividends, in the end, to be proactive with their valuable HVAC system rather than to be reactive. As such, this is a good time to remember to schedule your next annual appointment. As a result of any routine maintenance call, you can be confident your system is running at its best. If there’s even the smallest issue, we can address it before it gets worse. You’ll rest assured in the peace of mind before the truly hot days of summer hit.

Our certified HVAC technicians scrutinize your entire system, from top to bottom. There is a slew of things that most homeowners are not conscious of until it’s too late, and things to look for you won’t find in a YouTube video. Our technicians can quickly diagnose and repair any problems to guarantee your system is ready for summer in no time.

For more information, call Mason Heating & Air at 513-496-2477, or schedule an appointment right now by clicking here!