How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t mean that you will be done 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 effort during 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, plus these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off:

Raise your thermostat temperature.

Boosting your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it just makes it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable 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 extra debris and gunk around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts 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 hamper air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it should.

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 Northern Comfort Inc and they will come inspect your system to make sure 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 507-387-6596 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!

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