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 surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. This is the time of year when everyone is in between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of work 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, along with these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:

Raise your thermostat temperature.

Boosting your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it just makes it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes.

Clean around your outdoor unit.

The winter can leave additional debris and gunk close to your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or a lot 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 needs to.

Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Lakeside Heating & Air and they will properly inspect your system to assure that everything is working properly; 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.

You can reach us at 509-284-4265 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!