Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t mean that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. This is 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 through the summer, it still needs a little love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on schedule with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler:
Boost your thermostat temperature.
Raising your thermostat
temperature during these times 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 actually makes it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again in the fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as warmer weather arrives.
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 time to clean up your post-winter yard, at least ensure that the area around your system is clear. Debris can obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner
, causing 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. Call our professionals at Home Comfort Heating & Air and they will come 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 undamaged. Our technicians will check 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 763-276-0617 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!