How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t mean that you are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. These are the days when everyone switches between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of effort through 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, plus these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Raise your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during this season 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 in the fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest 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 excess debris and gunk close to your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or a lot of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the chance 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, 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 Anderson Heating & A/C and they will properly inspect your system to assure that everything is working efficiently; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter undamaged. Our technicians will look for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Contact us at 775-882-8154 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system running efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!