How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 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. This is the time of year when everyone switches between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of exertion through the summer, it still needs a little love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly: Turn up your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again in the fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave excess debris and gunk close to your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the chance 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, forcing your system to work harder than it expects. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC and they will come inspect your system to assure that everything is working as it should; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will look for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Give us a call at 360-571-5100 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!