How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t indicate that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. 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 work throughout the summer, it still needs a little attention before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Raise your thermostat temperature. Raising your thermostat temperature during this season of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable inside. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it more difficult to turn your system back on when you need it again next fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as temperatures rise. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave extra debris and gunk around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or lots 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 hinder air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it expects. Stay on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at WM J Kraus & Son and they will properly inspect your system to make sure everything is working efficiently; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will check 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 319-524-3714 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system running efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!