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 quite yet. These are the days when everyone goes back and forth between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of work through the summer, it still needs a little maintenance before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping up with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Turn up 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 will just make it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable 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 around 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning and they will thoroughly inspect your system to make sure everything is working as it should; 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 734-284-1224 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!