Another summer has flown by in the blink of an eye, and it’s time to get ready for a new school year. As families scramble with back-to-school preparations, it’s important to remember that you
r home’s heating and air conditioning system needs a little attention, too.
Before we talk about HVAC seasonal maintenance, here are a few handy tips parents can follow to help make the start of the school year a smooth one:
- Establish dialogue with teachers. Communicate with school staff before the first day of classes.
- Get immunization records/sports physicals up-to-date. Most schools require immunization records prior to enrollment, so find out if your kids need any vaccines.
- Stock up on school supplies and clothes. A new year means new supplies/clothes, etc. Take advantage of back-to-school bargains.
- Sleep tight. Everyone knows a good night’s sleep is a big key to student performance and success. Preschoolers should get 10-12 hours rest, school-age children require at least 10 hours, while teens need 9-10 hours.
The end of summer vacation is also a great time to perform annual maintenance on your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Properly cleaning and charging your HVAC system will keep it operating at peak efficiency while also saving you money on utility bills. It also contributes to your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ should be monitored as the fall allergy season surfaces and keeping your air as clean and filtered as possible can eliminate any germs that make their way into your home as the kids return to school. Meanwhile, cleaning or changing your system’s air filter should be done on a regular basis. A whole-home air filtration system is also a great option for solving IAQ issues. Attached to your system, whole-home air filtration results in constant air purification.
To get a jump on the change of seasons call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to schedule a back-to-school tune-up today.