How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 24, 2016

Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t signify that you are surely 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 throughout the summer, it still needs a little love 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 tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:

Turn up your thermostat temperature.

Raising your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it just makes it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a good 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 high amounts 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 hinder air-flow for your air conditioner, making your system to work harder than it should.

Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Air Houston Mechanical 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 check for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

You can reach us at 832-777-1521 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system working efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!