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 still. This is the time of year when everyone is in 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 task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big 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. Raising your thermostat temperature during this season 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 actually makes it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. 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 ensure that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hinder air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it should. 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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 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. You can reach us at 303-452-4146 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!