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 will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. 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 during the summer, it still needs a little maintenance 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 recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:

Raise your thermostat temperature.

Raising your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it will just make 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 simple way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.

Clean around your outdoor unit.

The winter can leave additional 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 time 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 needs to.

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 Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc 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 whole. Our technicians will look for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

Give us a call at 740-474-5940 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!