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Maintaining the HVAC system in your Cartersville, Georgia, home is vital, especially as you transition from summer to fall. While now’s the perfect time to schedule your bi-annual HVAC maintenance appointment, it’s also an excellent time to perform a few simple tasks on your own to prepare for the upcoming season. Check out some of the fall HVAC maintenance tasks that you can easily tackle yourself.

Change Your Air Filter

The air filter in your HVAC system works to trap dirt, debris and dander. As a result, it prevents them from getting into your ductwork and circulating throughout the air in your home. Because of this cumbersome task, your air filter can quickly become dirty and clogged, which restricts your system’s airflow. Always make sure you change your air filter every 90 days according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Clean Your Vents

One of the best hiding places for dust in your home is in the vents of your HVAC system. Dust and particles can build up over time, forcing the system to work harder to push the air through and maintain your desired temperature. You can easily remove built-up debris by using a brush vacuum attachment and gently vacuuming the vent covers in your home. As a result, you’ll help prevent added system strain.

Clear Around the Outdoor Unit

Because the weather stays warm in Georgia into the autumn months, many people rely on their AC unit to keep cool. To ensure proper airflow, make sure the area around your outdoor HVAC unit has enough surrounding space and is free of debris. Cut back any brush or tall grass so there’s at least a 1-foot wide clearing around the unit. If you have tree branches that hang over the unit, trim them back too.

Follow the tips above to get a jump on your fall HVAC maintenance. Call Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at (770) 382-1221 to schedule your maintenance appointment. One of our service technicians will get your system cleaned and ready to run efficiently in any season.

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