Your air conditioner has worked hard this summer and we still have some more heat coming. Just because the date on the calendar has switched 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 pointers, can help you maintain your air conditioner while remaining cozy too.
Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit
Debris can accumulate around your outside unit, specifically during the fall. When the time arrives to rake up the leaves in your yard, make 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 quicker. We want your air conditioner to last as long as possible.
Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat
Keep your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still remaining comfy. Whenever possible, utilize additional 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 shutting off your unit completely will save on energy and help your system, but that makes 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 something else that could lead to early 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 deeper look to catch smaller problems before they become big breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair
appointment. Keeping cool and comfortable 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 540-369-3790 to set both your mind and system at ease. We look forward to working with you.