How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. These are the days when everyone switches 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, along with these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Raise your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during this season 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 just makes it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again later in 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 excess debris and gunk around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or lots of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity to clean up your post-winter yard, at least make sure 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 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 Aireforce Heating & Air Inc and they will properly inspect your system to assure that everything is working efficiently; 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 big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. You can reach us at 619-448-2470 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!