How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t mean that you are finished 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 love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a world of a difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Raise your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during these times of 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 actually makes it tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again in the fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave extra debris and gunk by 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 make sure that the area around your system is clear. Debris can obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, making your system to work harder than it should. 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC and they will properly inspect your system to assure that everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter intact. Our technicians will watch for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Contact us at 309-437-2703 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!