How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t mean that you are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. These are the days when everyone goes back and forth between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of exertion through 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.

Raising your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’t 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 later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.

Clean around your outdoor unit.

The winter can leave extra 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 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, forcing your system to work harder than it expects.

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 Contra Costa Heating & AC and they will properly inspect your system to assure that everything is working efficiently; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will watch 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 510-343-9841 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!

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