How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t signify that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. This is the time of year when everyone switches 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 love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task 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 cooler: Turn up 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 doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it just makes it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave excess 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 chance 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, causing your system to work harder than it expects. Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. and they will thoroughly 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 big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. You can reach us at 918-682-8238 to schedule your appointment, or setup the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!