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. We’re in 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 exertion during the summer, it still needs a little maintenance 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, along with these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Boost your thermostat temperature. Boosting 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 just makes it tougher to turn your system back on when you need it again in the fall. Setting your thermostat to an acceptable temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as warmer weather arrives. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave excess debris and gunk around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts 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 hamper air-flow for your air conditioner, making your system to work harder than it needs to. Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. and they will come inspect your system to make sure everything is working efficiently; 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. Contact us at 254-939-1141 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!