How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. 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 work during the summer, it still needs a little maintenance before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler:

Boost your thermostat temperature.

Raising your thermostat temperature during this season 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 harder 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 temperatures rise.

Clean around your outdoor unit.

The winter can leave excess 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 time to clean up your post-winter yard, at least confirm that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hinder air-flow for your air conditioner, forcing your system to work harder than it expects.

Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Rescue Heating & Air and they will thoroughly inspect your system to assure that everything is working efficiently; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will check for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

Contact us at 361-265-4371 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!

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