How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016Your air conditioner has put in a lot of work this summer and we still have some more heat coming. Just because the date on the calendar has moved over to fall doesn’t mean you’re done with your AC for the season. Staying on top of annual AC maintenance, while also following a couple 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, specifically during the fall. When it comes time to rake up the leaves in your yard, make 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 quicker. 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 comfy. Whenever possible, take advantage of supplemental 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 shutting off your unit completely will save on energy and help your system, but that makes more work 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 something else that could lead to early 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 ensure 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 little 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 586-731-0950 to set both your mind and system at ease. If it is more convenient for you, we also have an online appointment scheduler. We look forward to working with you.