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 are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. 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 through the summer, it still needs a little love 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, plus these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets cooler: Turn up your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during these days 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 an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. 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 a lot of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had an opportunity to clean up your post-winter yard, at least ensure 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 should. 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 Ilten's Incorporated and they will properly 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 undamaged. 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. Give us a call at 319-363-0283 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system running efficiently. Ease your mind during the changing of the seasons!