Giving Thanks for Our HVAC Systems

Nov 26, 2020 | HVAC | 0 comments

Even though this year (2020) has been a difficult year for a lot of people all over the world, we must keep in mind that although things have been tough, things could always be worse. When we embrace this attitude, we are able to give thanks for the many blessings we still have in life. 

Among these blessings, having a home to keep us safe, warm and with our loved ones is something we should give thanks for this holiday season. We believe having home heating systems that run faithfully all winter long is such a huge blessing, a blessing that some of those who are less fortunate might have to go without this winter.

During Ohio’s most extreme of winter weather, our furnaces work around the clock to keep us safe and warm enabling us to enjoy our holidays with family and friends. Additionally, during the hot and muggy months of summer, our AC units keep us cool.

Therefore, in honor of Thanksgiving, we at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air present a list of some of the things our HVAC systems do for us, things we can be grateful for, along with a list of things we can do to show our gratitude to keep them running for years to come.

What makes us grateful for our HVAC systems?

They Provide Comfort & Safety All Year Long

In and out of Ohio’s most extreme weather conditions, our HVAC systems supply us with safety and comfort in our dwellings for not only ourselves, but also for our loved ones. Sadly, sometimes people don’t give these systems a great deal of care until they lose their service when they need it. When this happens, it’s been our experience that the person’s outlook changes fast. Most of the time, when a homeowner loses their comfort-providing-systems, especially during a particularly hot or cold time of the year, it creates a new appreciation for the services they provide.

They Keep Our Air Clean

Heating, cooling and air quality systems help keep the air we breathe clean, which plays a vital role to our well-being and health overall. Their air filters, when replaced frequently, trap stuff like dirt, dust, pet dander and other airborne particles floating around in our air supply. A lot of these airborne pollutants can trigger allergy symptoms, breathing problems and other health issues. Because of this, keeping up on our air filters is indispensable. However, if you feel your air filter isn’t doing the trick, you can take steps to improve breathing conditions. We offer a whole line of Indoor Air Quality products that suit all types of situations and budgets.

They Are Energy Efficient (When Cared For)

When you take care of your HVAC system as suggested, any technician will tell you, your HVAC system will take care of you in return. In terms of energy use, this care boils down to savings in heating and cooling costs, which add up quickly. Because most newer systems have Energy Star Labels, energy efficiency is much better in HVAC systems that aren’t outdated. Regardless, even if your system has the Energy Star label, seasonal maintenance is still needed. Being consistent with maintenance, also referred to as tune-ups, is essential for all HVAC equipment.

You Can Show Gratitude By . . .

Expressing your gratitude for your HVAC equipment by taking steps to keep up on it will pay off in a slew of ways. Keeping up with seasonal maintenance before into each season of use is the first of these action steps. Another step involves checking and changing your air filters regularly, as suggested, to enable proper airflow. Beyond that, further steps to preserve your systems and show appreciation include the following:

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

Give Us a Call Today For Help With Your HVAC System!!!

If there is one thing we are grateful for, on top of our amazing support staff and certified technicians working together as a team, it’s for our amazing customers in the Montgomery County, 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 Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air today at 937-502-3842, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!