How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t mean 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 effort throughout 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 big difference in the comfort of your home. That, plus these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off:

Turn up your thermostat temperature.

Turning up your thermostat temperature during these times 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 next fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is an easy way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise.

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 high amounts of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the chance to clean up your post-winter yard, at least ensure that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hinder 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 critical 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 intact. 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.

Contact us at 319-208-3295 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system working efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!

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