How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Just because the calendar tells us fall is here, doesn’t signify that you will be done using your air conditioner or cooling system still. 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 exertion throughout the summer, it still needs a little maintenance before you make the full switch to heating. Keeping on schedule with your air conditioner maintenance can make a large difference in the comfort of your home. That, along with these other suggestions, can keep you comfortable until it finally cools off: Raise your thermostat temperature. Turning up your thermostat temperature during these times of moderate outdoor temperatures can still keep you comfortable in your home. Turning off your air conditioner completely will not 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 an acceptable temperature is a simple way to maintain a balance in your home as fall comes. Clean around your outdoor unit. The winter can leave excess debris and gunk by 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 obstruct air-flow for your air conditioner, forcing your system to work harder than it needs to. Stay the course with air conditioner maintenance. Annual service on your air conditioner is key for the longevity of your system. Check in with our professionals at Scott Temperature 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 undamaged. 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 785-843-2244 to schedule your appointment, or easily book the appointment using our online scheduler, and keep your system working efficiently. Alleviate your stress during the changing of the seasons!