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. 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 work through the summer, it still needs a little maintenance 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, as well as these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:
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 will not 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 in the fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.
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 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 should.
Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance.
Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Farris Heating & Air 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 intact. 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.
Give us a call at 918-534-8194 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!