Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t signify that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. 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 throughout the summer, it still needs a little love 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 tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:
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 will just make it tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.
Clean around your outdoor unit.
The winter can leave extra debris and gunk by your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts 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 hinder air-flow for your air conditioner
, making 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. Call our professionals at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning and they will properly inspect your system to make sure everything is working efficiently; 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 309-323-9584 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system working efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!