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Making sure that your HVAC system is running smoothly is essential to get you through the winter months. It’s also imperative if you want to keep your energy costs under control. One way to reduce your risk of breakdown in Jackson, Mississippi, is to schedule fall maintenance on your HVAC system. Read on to learn about some fall maintenance tasks you can do yourself and the ones you should leave to a professional.

Do-it-Yourself Fall Maintenance

While you should leave most maintenance to the professionals, you can complete these tasks to aid in the performance of your HVAC system:

  • Check and replace filters. As the dirt and debris filters through your HVAC system, most of it will become trapped in the air filter. Check your filter on a regular basis and replace it when it’s dirty.
  • Clean your intake and registers. Keeping your vents and the area around them clean can improve air quality, preventing dirt and dander from finding its way back into your system to clog it. As a result, the air circulating in your home will become filthier.
  • Clear the area around your outdoor unit. Make sure your HVAC system’s outdoor unit is free of debris, leaves and brush. Keep at least a one-foot area trimmed around the outdoor unit to prevent overgrowth.

Professional Fall Maintenance

There are many ways you can help prepare your HVAC system in the fall months. But you should leave these maintenance tasks to a pro:

  • Perform evaporator coil cleaning. Evaporator coils draw in air to keep the system working properly. When the coils become too dirty, they can impede the flow of air and reduce the efficiency of your system. As a result, your energy bills will increase.
  • Check for damaged or worn parts. During your HVAC maintenance, your service technician will inspect all of the parts, thoroughly clean them, and advise you if there are any parts that need to be replaced, such as worn belts.

Get your HVAC system ready for the colder weather by scheduling fall maintenance for it. Contact Dent Air Conditioning today at 601-912-0535 today to schedule an appointment.

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