How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 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 work throughout the summer, it still needs a little attention before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on schedule with your air conditioner maintenance can make a world of a 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 times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it will just make it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as warmer weather arrives. 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 confirm that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hamper air-flow for your air conditioner, forcing your system to work harder than it expects. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at Effective Service Group, LLC. and they will come 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 check for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Contact us at 973-884-0065 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!