How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. We’re in 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 effort 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 world of a difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler:

Raise your thermostat temperature.

Turning up your thermostat temperature during this season of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it will just make it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a simple 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 close to your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or a lot of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the chance to clean up your post-winter yard, at least make sure 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 expects.

Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC and they will properly inspect your system to ensure everything is working efficiently; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter intact. Our technicians will watch for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

Give us a call at 940-202-1202 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!

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