How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall

August 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 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 couple 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, specifically during the fall. When it comes time 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 sooner. We want your air conditioner to last as long as possible.

Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat

Have your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still remaining cozy. Whenever possible, use 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 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 another thing that could lead to untimely system failure.

Keep Up With AC Maintenance

Keeping a well-maintained system with normal, annual AC maintenance is so critical. Our technicians will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and make 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 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 402-318-5351 to set both your mind and system at ease. We look forward to working with you.