Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t mean that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system still. We’re in the time of year when everyone is in between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of effort during the summer, it still needs a little maintenance before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on schedule 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 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 in the fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is a good 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 lots of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the time 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
, forcing your system to work harder than it needs to.
Keep up with air conditioner maintenance.
Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Tri County Climate Control LLC and they will properly inspect your system to assure that everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter undamaged. 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.
Contact us at 541-238-2797 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!