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 quite yet. This is 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 exertion through the summer, it still needs a little maintenance before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping up with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Raise your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave additional debris and gunk by your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or lots 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 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 critical for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning and they will thoroughly inspect your system to ensure everything is working as it should; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter intact. Our technicians will look for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Give us a call at 540-483-5605 to schedule your appointment, or setup the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!