How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. 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 work through 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: 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 doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it just makes it tougher 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 temperatures rise. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave extra debris and gunk close to 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 hinder air-flow for your air conditioner, making your system to work harder than it should. Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. and they will thoroughly 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 greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Contact us at 256-574-1300 to schedule your appointment, or setup the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!