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 finished using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. These are the days when everyone switches 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 on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a world of a difference in the comfort of your home. That, plus these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Boost your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not 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 an acceptable 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 extra debris and gunk by 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 make sure that the area around your system is clear. Debris can obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it expects. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Patterson & Stirling Inc and they will thoroughly inspect your system to make sure everything is working as it should; 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. Contact us at 814-833-5558 to schedule your appointment, or setup the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!