Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t mean that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. This is 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 exertion during the summer, it still needs a little love 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, as well as these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off:
Boost your thermostat temperature.
Turning up your thermostat
temperature during this season of 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 later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.
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 make sure 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 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 GV Heating & Air and they will properly inspect your system to make sure everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will watch for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.
You can reach us at 763-535-2000 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!