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 some more heat coming. Just because the date on the calendar has switched over to fall doesn’t mean you’re through with your AC for the season. Staying on top of annual AC maintenance, while also following a few 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 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 hinder air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down faster. 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 staying 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 reach that temperature. You may think switching off your system completely will save on energy and help your system, but that just creates more ground for it to make up when you flip 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 essential. Our experts will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and ensure the electric is working properly, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take a close look to catch small problems before they become huge breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and cozy 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 850-682-5509 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.