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 surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. This is the time of year when everyone is in between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of work throughout the summer, it still needs a little attention before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping up 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 gets chilly: 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 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 reasonable temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave extra debris and gunk around 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 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 should. Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Central Air Inc and they will thoroughly inspect your system to make sure everything is working efficiently; 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 large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Give us a call at 503-656-1908 to schedule your appointment, or setup the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!