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 finished using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. 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 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 tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly: Turn up your thermostat temperature. Boosting 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 just makes it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave additional debris and gunk close to your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or lots of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the time to clean up your post-winter yard, at least make sure 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 expects. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is critical for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc and they will properly 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 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. You can reach us at 605-342-5107 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!