How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 24, 2016

Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. We’re in the time of year when everyone switches 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 schedule with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler:

Turn up your thermostat temperature.

Turning up 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 just makes it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes.

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 confirm that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hinder air-flow for your air conditioner, making your system to work harder than it needs to.

Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at B & G HVAC and they will come 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 check for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

Contact us at 641-323-1210 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!