How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t indicate that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. This is 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 effort through the summer, it still needs a little maintenance 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, plus these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Raise your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’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 later in fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. 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 a lot of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the chance 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. Keep up 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 Tri County Air Care LLC and they will properly inspect your system to ensure everything is working efficiently; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. 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. Contact us at 469-617-3437 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!