How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. 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 during 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, plus these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Turn up your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as warmer weather arrives. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave additional 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 the chance to clean up your post-winter yard, at least ensure 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 critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC and they will properly inspect your system to ensure everything is working as it should; 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. Give us a call at 803-318-6995 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!