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 switched over to fall doesn’t mean you’re through with your AC for the season. Keeping up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a couple other pointers, can help you maintain your air conditioner while remaining cozy 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 inhibit air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down faster. We want your air conditioner to last as long as it was designed to. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Set your thermostat at the highest temperature you can while still being comfy. Whenever possible, utilize other 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 another thing that could lead to untimely system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with regular, annual AC maintenance is so essential. Our professionals will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and ensure 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 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 worry about, and with our annual AC maintenance you don’t have to worry. Give us a call at 337-335-0992 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.