Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t indicate that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. 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 work throughout the summer, it still needs a little love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on schedule 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 chilly:
Boost 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 doesn’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 modest temperature is a simple 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 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 hinder air-flow for your air conditioner
, making your system to work harder than it needs to.
Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance.
Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning and they will come inspect your system to make sure everything is working as it should; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter undamaged. Our technicians will check for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.
Give us a call at 760-784-9034 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system running efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!