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 quite yet. These are the days when everyone goes back and forth 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 maintenance 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 tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Raise your thermostat temperature. Boosting 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 actually makes it tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again in the fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as warmer weather arrives. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave excess 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 time 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, causing 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 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 intact. 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 805-238-7553 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!