Is your Martinez, Georgia, home ready for the cold? While you may have sealed your windows, blocked any drafts, and changed your programmable thermostat, you likely still have HVAC issues that need to be addressed before the cold weather comes to the area. Below are three tips to help get your HVAC system ready for the upcoming winter months.

Change Your Filter

When you fire up your heater for the first time for the season, you are likely to be greeted by a burning smell from any dust that has collected in the system. If you start up your system with a dirty filter, then this dust can be significant, and you will be restricting the flow of air through your heating system. A clean filter can reduce the amount of dust that is released, and it can also help your system to run more efficiently.

Clean Your Vents and Returns

If you have been running your air conditioning system all summer, there is likely to be some buildup around the vents and returns in your home. Before you start up your heater, it would be a good time to give these areas a thorough cleaning to reduce the amount of dust released into your home and provide better system efficiency. Start by vacuuming the loose dust and dirt from the grates using your vacuum cleaner’s brush attachment. If you locate dirt and grime that are difficult to clean, you should remove the vents, wash them, wipe the opening, and then replace them.

Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance

One of the best ways to prepare your system for the upcoming winter months is by scheduling your HVAC maintenance. During your routine maintenance visit, your technician will thoroughly clean all of the system’s components, check for any needed repairs, and ensure that you are getting proper airflow.

Ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently by scheduling your HVAC maintenance service today. Contact us at 706-426-9262. One of our Doc Savage comfort specialists will help ensure your system is prepared for the winter season.

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