How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t signify that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. These are the days when everyone is in between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of work throughout 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 large difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Boost your thermostat temperature. Raising your thermostat temperature during these days 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 actually makes it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a good 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 lots of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the time to clean up your post-winter yard, at least ensure 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 should. Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning 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 undamaged. Our technicians will check 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 251-471-2674 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!