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 switches 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 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, along with these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Boost your thermostat temperature. Raising your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave excess debris and gunk by 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 confirm that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hamper air-flow for your air conditioner, making your system to work harder than it should. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning and they will thoroughly inspect your system to assure that everything is working properly; 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 greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. You can reach us at 801-969-7088 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system running efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!