How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t mean 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 through the summer, it still needs a little attention before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on schedule with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Raise your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’t 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 next fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as warmer weather arrives. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave excess debris and gunk by your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or lots 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, causing your system to work harder than it needs to. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Mitchell Heating and they will thoroughly inspect your system to ensure everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will look for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Contact us at 719-596-6677 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!