How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t mean that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. We’re in 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, plus these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Turn up your thermostat temperature. Raising your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave extra debris and gunk around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the chance to clean up your post-winter yard, at least make sure 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. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Cool Air Solutions and they will come inspect your system to ensure everything is working efficiently; 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. Give us a call at 951-676-2665 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!