Believe it or not, but summer vacation is coming to a close. Getting ready for a new school year, means it’s important to get not only the kids organized, but your home’s heating and air conditioning system, too.
Before we take a look at some HVAC seasonal maintenance advice, parents can help make the start of the school year a smooth one by taking note of a few handy tips:
- Schedule time with teachers. Establishing open dialogue with school staff before the first day of classes sets a positive tone in regards to communication.
- Get up-to-date for sports and general health requirements. Many schools require immunization records for entry; make sure your kids have received any required vaccinations.
- Be smart when stocking up on school supplies and clothes. Make a list and shop the sales.
- Ease into the school schedule. A good night’s sleep is key to a successful school day. Preschoolers require 11-12 hours of sleep a night, school-age children should get at least 10 hours, while teens need 9-10 hours.
So the kids are ready to go back to school, now it’s time to focus on a few home maintenance needs, specifically, a seasonal tune-up for your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Making sure your HVAC system is clean, charged and operating at peak efficiency will save you money on utility bills, while helping to maintain your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). Good IAQ is important as we enter into the fall allergy season and can also help eliminate inevitable germs that make their way into your home from the classroom. Cleaning or changing your system’s air filter is always a must-do on the maintenance list. Another clean air option could be a whole-home air filtration system, which is attached to your system and provides constant filtration.
Call the HVAC and IAQ professionals at Climate Control to schedule a back-to-school tune-up today and be prepared for the change of seasons.