How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us it’s falltime, doesn’t signify that you are finished using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. We’re in the time of year when everyone is in between AC and furnace usage, but when your air conditioner has already put in a lot of effort during 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 cools off: Turn up your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during these days moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it will just make it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again later in fall. Setting your thermostat to a modest temperature is a good way to maintain a balance in your home as warmer weather arrives. 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 time to clean up your post-winter yard, at least make sure 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 on track with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc and they will come inspect your system to assure that everything is working properly; the coils and filters are clean and that it made it through the winter whole. Our technicians will look 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 715-421-5555 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!