How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t indicate that you are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. We’re in the time of year when everyone goes back and forth 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 love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping up with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Raise your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not 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 in the fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable 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 close to your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts 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 obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it expects. Keep up 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 Quality Refrigeration 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 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 410-355-6010 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!