How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t indicate that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. We’re in the time of year when everyone switches 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 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, plus these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly: Boost your thermostat temperature. Raising your thermostat temperature during these days 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 more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is an easy 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 close to 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 hamper air-flow for your air conditioner, forcing 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. Check in with our professionals at Langford Cooling and they will properly inspect your system to ensure everything is working efficiently; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter intact. Our technicians will look 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 813-898-9553 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!