How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Your air conditioner has put in a lot of work 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 finished with your AC for the season. Staying on top of annual AC maintenance, while also following a few other pointers, can help you maintain your air conditioner while remaining comfy too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can build up around your outside unit, particularly during the fall. When the time comes to rake up the leaves in your yard, at least rake up the leaves and debris around your air conditioner. Debris can impact 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 being comfortable. Whenever possible, take advantage of other 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 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 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 untimely system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with regular, annual AC maintenance is so critical. Our professionals will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and be sure the electric is working correctly, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take a close look to catch little problems before they become big 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 worried about, and with our annual AC maintenance you don’t have to worry. Give us a call at 843-856-1433 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.