How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Your air conditioner has had a lot of work to do this summer and we still have more heat on its way. Just because the date on the calendar has changed over to fall doesn’t mean you’re done with your AC for the season. Staying up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a handful of other tricks, can help you maintain your air conditioner while staying comfy 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, make sure to rake up the leaves and debris around your air conditioner. Debris can hinder air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down sooner. We want your air conditioner to last as long as possible. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Keep your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still being comfortable. Whenever possible, utilize 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 shutting off your unit 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 untimely system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with routine, annual AC maintenance is so critical. Our technicians will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and be sure the electric is working correctly, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take a close look to catch little problems before they become major breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and comfortable in your own home isn’t something you should have to be concerned about, and with our annual AC maintenance you don’t have to worry. Give us a call at 708-301-0170 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.