How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 24, 2016

Just because the calendar tells us it’s fall, doesn’t signify that you are finished 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 work throughout the summer, it still needs a little maintenance before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on task with your air conditioner maintenance can make a big difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other recommendations, can keep you comfortable until it finally gets chilly:

Raise 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 doesn’t save you energy in the long run, but instead it actually makes it tougher 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 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 lots 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 obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, causing your system to work harder than it expects.

Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance.

Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Call our professionals at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace 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 whole. Our technicians will check for small problems too, making sure that nothing turns into a big problem toward the end of your air conditioner usage for the season.

You can reach us at 608-291-3606 to schedule your appointment, and keep your system operating efficiently. Reduce your stress during the changing of the seasons!