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 surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. We’re in the time of year when everyone switches between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of work during the summer, it still needs a little love before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping up 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 cools off: Raise your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during this season of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable indoors. Turning off your air conditioner completely won’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually 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 good way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave additional debris and gunk by your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or high amounts of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the chance 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. Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is very important for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration and they will come inspect your system to ensure everything is working as it should; 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 greater problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. You can reach us at 719-332-3458 to schedule your appointment, or setup the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!