How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Your air conditioner has worked hard 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 through with your AC for the season. Staying on top of annual AC maintenance, while also following a few other tips, can help you maintain your air conditioner while remaining cozy too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can pile up around your outside unit, particularly 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 it was designed to. 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 attain that temperature. You may think turning your unit off completely will save on energy and help your system, but that creates 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 normal, annual AC maintenance is so important. Our experts 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 close look to catch small 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 worried about, and with our annual AC maintenance you don’t have to worry. Give us a call at 803-318-6995 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.