How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t signify that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. 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 work during 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, along with these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler:

Turn up your thermostat temperature.

Turning up your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not 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 in the fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes.

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 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 hinder air-flow for your air conditioner, making your system to work harder than it needs to.

Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Heartland Heating & Cooling and they will come inspect your system to assure that 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 large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

Give us a call at 515-344-3579 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!

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