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 surely done using your air conditioner or cooling system quite yet. This is 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 throughout the summer, it still needs a little maintenance 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, as well as these other tips, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Raise your thermostat temperature. Boosting your thermostat temperature during this season 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 will just make it harder to turn your system back on when you need it again next 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 around your outside unit, especially if there has been snow or a lot of rain throughout the season. If you haven’t had the chance to clean up your post-winter yard, at least confirm that the area around your system is clear. Debris can hamper air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it expects. Keep up with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Contact our professionals at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning and they will thoroughly 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 look for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season. Contact us at 773-704-0640 to schedule your appointment, or schedule the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system running efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!