How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t signify that you are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. 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 work during the summer, it still needs a little maintenance 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, along with these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Raise your thermostat temperature. Raising your thermostat temperature during these times 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 harder to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave additional debris and gunk around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or a lot of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the time 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, 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. Check in with our professionals at Thornberry Bros Inc and they will come inspect your system to ensure everything is working as it should; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will look 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 859-745-1564 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!