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. Staying on top of annual AC maintenance, while also following a couple other tricks, can help you maintain your air conditioner while staying comfortable too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can build up around your outside unit, particularly during the fall. When the time comes to rake up the leaves in your yard, be sure to rake up the leaves and debris around your air conditioner. Debris can inhibit 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 cozy. Whenever possible, take advantage of other 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 just creates more ground for it to make up when you flip it back on. It will have to work harder for a longer amount of time, which is something else that could lead to untimely system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with regular, annual AC maintenance is so critical. Our experts will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and make 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 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 828-775-5176 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.