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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 24, 2016

Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t indicate that you are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. These are the days 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 attention 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, plus these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:

Boost your thermostat temperature.

Raising your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t 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 later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is an easy 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 lots of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the time to clean up your post-winter yard, at least make sure 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 should.

Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc 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 undamaged. Our technicians will watch for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

Contact us at 815-410-1231 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system working efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!