How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t indicate that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. 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 effort through the summer, it still needs a little attention before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Boost your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during this season of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not save you energy in the long run, but instead it will just make it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again in the fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable 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 an opportunity 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, making your system to work harder than it should. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 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. You can reach us at 979-532-2511 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!