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 signify that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. We’re in the time of year when everyone is in between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of effort throughout the summer, it still needs a little attention before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping up with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:

Raise your thermostat temperature.

Raising 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 will just make it more difficult 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 warmer weather arrives.

Clean around your outdoor unit.

The winter can leave additional debris and gunk by your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity to clean up your post-winter yard, at least confirm that the area around your system is clear. Debris can obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it expects.

Keep up with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Airmen HVAC Service and they will come inspect your system to make sure everything is working as it should; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter undamaged. 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.

Contact us at 570-322-3131 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system working efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!