Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t signify that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. We’re in the time of year when everyone goes back and forth between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of effort during the summer, it still needs a little maintenance before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping up with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, plus these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:
Raise your thermostat temperature.
Turning up your thermostat
temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a simple 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 lots 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 hinder air-flow for your air conditioner
, making your system to work harder than it expects.
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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. and they will properly inspect your system to assure that everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter undamaged. 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.
You can reach us at 918-682-8238 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!