How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Your air conditioner has worked hard this summer and we still have more heat on its way. Just because the date on the calendar has moved over to fall doesn’t mean you’re through with your AC for the season. Staying on top of annual AC maintenance, while also following a couple other tricks, can help you maintain your air conditioner while keeping your home cozy too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can accumulate around your outside unit, especially during the fall. When it comes time to rake up the leaves in your yard, be sure to rake up the leaves and debris around your air conditioner. Debris can impact air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down faster. We want your air conditioner to last as long as it was designed to. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Set your thermostat at the highest temperature you can while still being comfy. Whenever possible, use additional cooling methods such as fans. The lower you set your thermostat, the harder your system will have to work to reach that temperature. You may think turning your unit off completely will save on energy and help your system, but that makes more work for it to make up when you turn it back on. It will have to work harder for a longer amount of time, which is another thing that could lead to early system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with normal, annual AC maintenance is so important. Our experts will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and be sure the electric is working as it should, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take an in-depth look to catch little problems before they become big breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and cozy in your own home isn’t something you should have to be worried about, and with our annual AC maintenance you don’t have to worry. Give us a call at 214-261-0034 to set both your mind and system at ease. If it is simpler for you, we also have an online appointment scheduler. We look forward to working with you.