Cincinnati kids are back in school today
August 15th means most students in Cincinnati are back in school. Your family may be readjusting to the school-year routine. Before the smell of new crayons wears off, schedule service on your heating and air equipment. Think of it as your home’s back-to-school routine!
If you have fewer people home during the day, now is also a good time to adjust your programmable thermostat. Apollo Home carries many versions, including the entire suite of Nest technology.
Why Schedule Heating and Air Maintenance
It’s easy to take HVAC equipment for granted. If you’ve never purchased an air conditioner or furnace, you may not realize their value. They are some of your most critical home mechanicals. They tend to your comfort and safety.
If they “came with the house” and you’re unfamiliar, heating and air equipment represents a significant investment. Maintenance for your heating and air equipment offers multiple benefits:
- Extends the lifespan. Just like postponing oil changes for your car, skipping maintenance shortens the lifespan. Most air conditioners can last 10 – 15 years. Neglecting maintenance causes it to need major repairs sooner.
- Optimal efficiency. Preventative maintenance includes an inspection for excess wear and tear. Heating and air technicians clean, test, and lubricate the components inside and out, so your unit runs at peak levels.
- Lower energy bills. An efficient system runs the way it was designed, therefore costing less in utilities.
- Normal wear. When an air conditioner or furnace is maintained, it runs without obstructions. Regular service ensures air filters are clear and the HVAC unit is not working harder than necessary. Overworking leads to inevitable repairs and even breakdowns.
Adjust Programmable Thermostat Settings
When there are more people in a room, it’s necessary to lower the thermostat. The extra occupancy makes up for the lower temperature. Therefore, when there are fewer people at home, you can raise the temperature. This maintains comfort while saving money on your energy costs.
If you have a WiFi-enabled thermostat, you can even adjust it on the go! Imagine your programmed settings turn the air conditioning down at 3:30, before the kids arrive home from school. Have plans for a family pizza night out after sports practice? You can change the settings to reflect your later arrival time.
Already settled in bed and forgot to turn down the thermostat? Open the app and virtually “dial” it to your sleeping preference.
Apollo Home is a Nest Dealer
The newest technology includes “smart” thermostats like Nest. After a week of manual programming, the thermostat “learns” your household’s rhythms and intuitively adjusts. Nest “communicates” wirelessly with your air conditioner and furnace and can alert you to abnormal activity. It can also remind you to change the filter!
Contact us at Apollo Home for more information on the Nest line, including security cameras and doorbells.
Invest in the Apollo Care Plan for Priority Benefits
Extend the life of your heating and air mechanicals with a preventative maintenance plan, like the Apollo Care Plan. Specially designed to preserve your home’s systems, the Plan also reduces quality time lost to inconvenient repairs. Thank your air conditioner for a job well done this summer, and call today.
Contact the Cincinnati home services leader – Apollo Home. We’re eager to share our expertise about heating and air services. We’ve learned a lot in our more than 100 years and can use it to help you.
Our friendly heating and air professionals are licensed, insured, and background-checked for your peace of mind. They receive ongoing certified training to stay current. They are more than happy to answer questions about our services and how to care for your equipment.
"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.