How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 24, 2016

Your air conditioner has put in a lot of work 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 finished 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 keeping your home comfortable too.

Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit

Debris can accumulate around your outside unit, especially 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 hinder air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down faster. We want your air conditioner to last as long as possible.

Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat

Have your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still being comfortable. 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 attain 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 switch 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 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 an in-depth look to catch small problems before they become major breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and comfy in your own home isn’t something you should have to worry about, and with our annual AC maintenance you don’t have to worry. Give us a call at 715-318-6728 to set both your mind and system at ease. We look forward to working with you.