How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t signify that you are surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. These are the days when everyone is in between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of effort through the summer, it still needs a little attention before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping up with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly: Boost your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not 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 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 an opportunity 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, forcing your system to work harder than it expects. Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. and they will properly inspect your system to make sure everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will check 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 903-758-0701 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system running efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!