How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

Your 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 changed over to fall doesn’t mean you’re finished with your AC for the season. Keeping up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a handful of other tricks, can help you maintain your air conditioner while keeping your home cozy too.

Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit

Debris can build up around your outside unit, specifically during the fall. When the time arrives 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 quicker. We want your air conditioner to last as long as it can.

Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat

Keep your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still staying 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 attain 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 flip it back on. It will have to work harder for a longer amount of time, which is another contributing factor that could lead to untimely system failure.

Keep Up With AC Maintenance

Keeping a well-maintained system with normal, 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 big breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and comfortable 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 478-202-3076 to set both your mind and system at ease. We look forward to working with you.
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