How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016Your air conditioner has had a lot of work to do this summer and we still have more heat on its way. 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 couple other tricks, can help you maintain your air conditioner while remaining comfortable too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can accumulate around your outside unit, especially 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 impact air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down sooner. 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 remaining 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 get to 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 turn it back on. It will have to work harder for a longer amount of time, which is another contributing factor that could lead to premature system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with routine, annual AC maintenance is so essential. Our professionals will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and be sure the electric is working properly, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take a close look to catch smaller problems before they become huge breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and comfortable 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 505-994-9176 to set both your mind and system at ease. If it is simpler for you, we also have an online appointment scheduler. We look forward to working with you.