How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Your air conditioner has had a lot of work to do this summer and we still have more heat on its way. Just because the date on the calendar has moved over to fall doesn’t mean you’re finished with your AC for the season. Staying up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a couple other pointers, 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 the time arrives 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 it was designed to. 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 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 turning your unit off completely will save on energy and help your system, but that just creates more ground 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 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 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 major breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and comfortable 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 410-355-6010 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.