How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t mean 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 during the summer, it still needs a little maintenance before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on schedule with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, plus these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Boost your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during these days 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 just makes it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again in the 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 excess debris and gunk around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or a lot of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity 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, forcing your system to work harder than it expects. Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing and they will come inspect your system to assure that everything is working efficiently; 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 large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Contact us at 661-437-3499 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!