Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t mean that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. 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 exertion through 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, as well as these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off:
Boost your thermostat temperature.
Raising your thermostat
temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again in the fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.
Clean around your outdoor unit.
The winter can leave excess debris and gunk around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the time to clean up your post-winter yard, at least confirm that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hamper air-flow for your air conditioner
, forcing your system to work harder than it needs to.
Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance.
Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at B & B Heating & Cooling 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 watch 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 314-325-7552 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!