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4 Steps to Prep Your Furnace System for Fall

As fall gets closer, you’ll want to call someone to do regular maintenance, like cleaning the air ducts and checking the heating system’s mechanics.

Of course, there are steps you can also take. Depending on how you use your furnace, what type of air filter you have, and where you live, you may have to change your air filter as much as once a month.

Cleaning the air vents is one step that will make a difference in your HVAC’s performance. Be sure the vents are opened and that they aren’t blocked by furniture or other debris. Your furnace is designed to heat the entire house; closing vents could lead to damage of the system and inefficient heating.

Your doors, windows, and insulation will make a huge difference in how well your home is heated. Be sure that the caulking is still good and replace any worn weather-stripping. Check your insulation to be sure that it is dry and at the right level in your attic. If you find any wet spots or animals, call someone in to fix it.

If your HVAC has an outdoor unit, turn off the power and check it for debris and damage. Be sure that the grass and weeds are cleared away from it. If anything has gotten into the unit, take it out. Call a professional if you come across something that’s difficult to remove or you noticed that the unit has been damaged.

At Cool Air Mechanical, we understand that your HVAC is essential to your comfort, health, and budget. Our team takes every measure to ensure that your furnace gets the care it needs to run more efficiently, saving you money on energy bills now, and to extend the life of your system, which saves you money in the long run. Contact us at 770-266-5247 to schedule an appointment today or use our convenient web form. We’ll take care of you and your system so that you can spend the upcoming cooler seasons in the comfort and warmth of your home without having to worry about your furnace.

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