How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t indicate that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system in the near future. This is the time of year when everyone switches 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 world of a 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 this season 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 actually makes it harder 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 by your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or lots 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 obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it should. Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services and they will thoroughly inspect your system to ensure everything is working properly; 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. You can reach us at 575-887-7777 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!