How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t indicate that you are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. We’re in the time of year when everyone goes back and forth between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of work throughout the summer, it still needs a little attention before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler:

Turn up your thermostat temperature.

Turning up your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’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 next fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes.

Clean around your outdoor unit.

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

Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Local HVAC Repair & Service and they will properly inspect your system to ensure everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter intact. Our technicians will check for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

Contact us at 224-300-4806 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system working efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!

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