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 exertion through the summer, it still needs a little attention 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 chilly: Boost your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during this season of 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 tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a simple 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 lots of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity to clean up your post-winter yard, at least confirm that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hamper air-flow for your air conditioner, forcing your system to work harder than it expects. Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Air Quality Solutions and they will thoroughly inspect your system to assure that 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 greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Give us a call at 614-871-4144 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!