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 are surely done 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 work throughout the summer, it still needs a little attention before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping up with your air conditioner maintenance can make a world of a difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with 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 won’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 in the fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as warmer weather arrives. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave additional debris and gunk by 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 obstruct 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. Check in with our professionals at B & B Heating & Cooling 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 whole. 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. Contact us at 314-838-9800 to schedule your appointment, or setup the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system running efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!