Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t signify that you are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. This is the time of year when everyone switches between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of exertion 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 suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off:
Turn up your thermostat temperature.
Boosting your thermostat
temperature during these times 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 tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again in the fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes.
Clean around your outdoor unit.
The winter can leave excess 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 chance 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
, forcing your system to work harder than it should.
Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance.
Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Colvin's Heating and Cooling and they will come inspect your system to make sure everything is working as it should; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. 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.
Give us a call at 816-379-3918 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system working efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!