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 are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. 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 effort 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, along with these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Turn up your thermostat temperature. Turning up 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 just makes it tougher 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 fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave excess debris and gunk by your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity to clean up your post-winter yard, at least ensure that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hinder 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 critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc and they will thoroughly inspect your system to assure that everything is working properly; 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 large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Give us a call at 815-768-6656 to schedule your appointment, or setup the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!