How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t signify that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. We’re in the time of year when everyone switches between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of exertion through the summer, it still needs a little love 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 suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Boost your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during this season of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. 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 later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is an easy 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 by your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity to clean up your post-winter yard, at least make sure 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 should. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC and they will properly inspect your system to ensure everything is working as it should; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter undamaged. Our technicians will watch for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Contact us at 513-275-3601 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!