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 hot weather to go. Just because the date on the calendar has moved over to fall doesn’t mean you’re done with your AC for the season. Keeping up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a few other tricks, can help you maintain your air conditioner while staying cozy 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, be sure to rake up the leaves and debris around your air conditioner. Debris can impact air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down sooner. We want your air conditioner to last as long as it can. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Set your thermostat at the highest temperature you can while still being cozy. 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 attain that temperature. You may think turning your unit off completely will save on energy and help your system, but that makes 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 something else 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 experts will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and be sure the electric is working properly, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take a deeper look to catch small 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 concerned about, and with our annual AC maintenance you don’t have to worry. Give us a call at 540-483-5605 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.