How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 24, 2016

Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t signify that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. We’re in the time of year when everyone goes back and forth between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of exertion during the summer, it still needs a little love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a world of a difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler:

Raise your thermostat temperature.

Raising your thermostat temperature during this season 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 just makes it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.

Clean around your outdoor unit.

The winter can leave extra debris and gunk by your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or lots 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 obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, forcing your system to work harder than it expects.

Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Paso Robles Heating and Air and they will properly inspect your system to ensure everything is working efficiently; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. 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.

You can reach us at 805-203-8667 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!