We’ve been experiencing unseasonably warm fall temperatures for the past few years, which means you’re likely going to be using your air conditioner longer than you anticipated. How can you keep your air conditioner fully functional and prevent your energy bills from soaring uncontrollably in the late summer and early fall season? Here are some air conditioner maintenance tips to keep your HVAC system is good working condition.
Clean or Replace Your Air Filters
Air conditioners don’t just keep the air in your house cool—they also improve the air quality of by cleaning the air in your home. Air conditioners contain filters that trap airborne dirt and pollutants so the air in your home stays fresh and pure. These air filters should be cleaned or replaced every few months to prevent dirt and grime from collecting on your filter and making it less effective. If left uncleaned for too long, an air filter can actually circulate dirt and debris back into your home, which can lead to respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies. The end of the summer is a perfect time to change your air filters for the upcoming season.
Turn Down Your Thermostat
You may be plagued by a fall heat wave or two, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep your thermostat set to the lowest temperature all season long. Raising your thermostat by one or two degrees can save a significant amount of energy and help you lower your utility bills. Keeping your air conditioner’s thermostat at a moderate level also helps to prevent your air conditioner from burning out and leaving you without relief during those unseasonably warm autumn days.
Changing environmental conditions make it difficult to predict when it’s time to turn your air conditioner off for the season. With these simple fall air conditioning tips, you can stay cool and comfortable even during the most unpredictable weather. For high-quality repairs and expert air conditioning advice, contact us today at JPS Furnace and Air Conditioning.