How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

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Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. These are the days when everyone switches between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of effort throughout 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, along with these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off:

Raise your thermostat temperature.

Raising your thermostat temperature during this season of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. 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 modest temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.

Clean around your outdoor unit.

The winter can leave extra debris and gunk close to your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity 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, forcing your system to work harder than it should.

Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Central Heating & Plumbing and they will properly inspect your system to make sure everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter undamaged. Our technicians will look for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

Give us a call at 724-658-7111 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!

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