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How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Fall

A house decorated with pumpkins for fall.

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means it’s almost that time of year again to decorate your porch with pumpkins and start thinking about Halloween costumes for the kids. Before you start all of the fun fall activities, it’s important to make sure your home’s HVAC system is prepared for the change of weather.

Here are a few simple steps to take before the weather starts cooling down!

Replace Air Filters

Do you know how many allergens and contaminants your air filters can collect overtime? Not only does regularly replacing your air filters produce more efficient airflow in your home, but it can also reduce your monthly energy bill. You’ll want to make sure you clean and replace your air filters, especially before the start of a new season, to ensure your HVAC system can work at optimum performance when the weather changes.

Clean the Outdoor Unit

One of the best parts about fall is the beautiful colors of the leaves that fill your trees and yard. While this is aesthetically pleasing and makes for great photos, the leaves can also accumulate around your outdoor compressor unit and block the airflow. Do a quick sweep and make sure there’s no debris blocking your outdoor unit.

Run a Quick Test

While the temperatures in September can still be quite warm, it’s a good idea to run a quick heating test in your house before the cold weather really kicks in. Turn your thermostat up to a temperature that’s high enough to turn on your furnace. If you feel the temperature in your house increasing and notice that the rooms are heating up, you know everything is working just fine. If this doesn’t happen, then you caught the problem early enough to schedule a repair appointment with Hedrick's Service Now.

Have you scheduled your seasonal HVAC tune-up? Now is the perfect time as the seasons start to change! At Hedrick's Service Now, we always want you to be comfortable in your home, no matter what time of year it is, and maintaining your HVAC system is a great place to start. Give us a call at (214) 509-6029 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment!

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