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 hot weather to go. Just because the date on the calendar has moved over to fall doesn’t mean you’re through with your AC for the season. Keeping up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a handful of other pointers, can help you maintain your air conditioner while keeping your home comfortable too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can pile up around your outside unit, especially during the fall. When the time comes to rake up the leaves in your yard, at least rake up the leaves and debris around your air conditioner. Debris can impact air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down quicker. We want your air conditioner to last as long as it was designed to. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Have your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still being comfortable. Whenever possible, utilize other cooling methods such as fans. The lower you set your thermostat, the harder your system will have to work to get to that temperature. You may think switching off your system 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 critical. Our experts will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and make sure the electric is working correctly, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take an in-depth look to catch small problems before they become big breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and comfy 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 815-768-6656 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.