How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t mean that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. These are the days when everyone goes back and forth between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of exertion throughout 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 world of a difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Turn up your thermostat temperature. Raising your thermostat temperature during this season of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not save you energy in the long run, but instead it will just make it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is an easy 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 lots 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 hinder air-flow for your air conditioner, making your system to work harder than it expects. Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Air Temperature Control and they will come inspect your system to make sure everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter undamaged. 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 478-784-1109 to schedule your appointment, or setup the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!