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 some more heat coming. Just because the date on the calendar has changed 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 handful of other tips, can help you maintain your air conditioner while keeping your home comfortable too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can build up around your outside unit, especially during the fall. When the time arrives to rake up the leaves in your yard, at least 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 can. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Have your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still remaining cozy. Whenever possible, utilize 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 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 flip it back on. It will have to work harder for a longer amount of time, which is something else that could lead to untimely system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with routine, annual AC maintenance is so important. 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 an in-depth 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 worry about, and with our annual AC maintenance you don’t have to worry. Give us a call at 309-762-3641 to set both your mind and system at ease. If it is easier for you, we also have an online appointment scheduler. We look forward to working with you.