How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 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 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 it comes time to rake up the leaves in your yard, at least 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 it was designed to.

Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat

Keep your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still staying comfy. Whenever possible, utilize 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 turning your unit off 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 early system failure.

Keep Up With AC Maintenance

Keeping a well-maintained system with normal, annual AC maintenance is so essential. Our professionals will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and ensure 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 comfy 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 727-369-6195 to set both your mind and system at ease. We look forward to working with you.