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 will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. These are the days when everyone switches between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of effort throughout the summer, it still needs a little maintenance before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on schedule with your air conditioner maintenance can make a world of a difference in the comfort of your home. That, plus these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Turn up your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during these days 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 actually makes it tougher 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 temperatures rise. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave additional debris and gunk around 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 ensure that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hinder air-flow for your air conditioner, forcing your system to work harder than it expects. Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service and they will come inspect your system to ensure everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter intact. Our technicians will check for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Give us a call at 985-537-6795 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!