How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 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 finished with your AC for the season. Staying up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a few other tricks, 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 the time comes to rake up the leaves in your yard, make 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 sooner. We want your air conditioner to last as long as possible. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Set your thermostat at the highest temperature you can while still remaining comfy. Whenever possible, utilize supplemental 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 switching off your system completely will save on energy and help your system, but that makes 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 early system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with routine, annual AC maintenance is so important. Our professionals will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and ensure 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 major breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and cozy 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 925-689-7017 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.