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 still. This is the time of year when everyone switches between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of effort through the summer, it still needs a little attention 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, plus these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Raise 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 doesn’t 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 next fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave excess 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 time 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 expects. Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 look for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. You can reach us at 559-675-1681 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!