How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 24, 2016

Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t indicate that you are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. These are the days when everyone is in between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of exertion during the summer, it still needs a little love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on schedule with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:

Boost your thermostat temperature.

Turning up your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again in the fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.

Clean around your outdoor unit.

The winter can leave extra debris and gunk close to your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or a lot of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity to clean up your post-winter yard, at least make sure that the area around your system is clear. Debris can obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, making your system to work harder than it should.

Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc and they will thoroughly inspect your system to ensure everything is working as it should; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter intact. Our technicians will watch for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

You can reach us at 224-412-8308 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system working efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!