How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Your air conditioner has put in a lot of work this summer and we still have more hot weather to go. Just because the date on the calendar has switched 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 staying comfy too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can pile up around your outside unit, specifically 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 sooner. We want your air conditioner to last as long as it was designed to. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Keep your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still remaining comfy. Whenever possible, take advantage of 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 creates 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 regular, annual AC maintenance is so essential. Our technicians 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 a deeper look to catch smaller problems before they become huge 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 559-675-1681 to set both your mind and system at ease. If it is easier for you, we also have an online appointment scheduler. We look forward to working with you.