How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 24, 2016

Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. 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 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 big difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off:

Raise your thermostat temperature.

Raising your thermostat temperature during this season of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it just makes it tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again later in 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 additional debris and gunk around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or a lot 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 obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, forcing your system to work harder than it expects.

Keep up with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Lycoming Heating Company and they will thoroughly inspect your system to make sure everything is working efficiently; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will watch for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

You can reach us at 570-244-2510 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!