How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. This is 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 work through the summer, it still needs a little love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big difference in the comfort of your home. That, as well as these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly: Boost your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it just 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 extra debris and gunk close to your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or a lot of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity to clean up your post-winter yard, at least confirm that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hamper air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it needs to. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling and they will properly inspect your system to assure that everything is working as it should; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter undamaged. Our technicians will look for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a large problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Give us a call at 308-432-5301 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!