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 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. Staying up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a couple other tips, can help you maintain your air conditioner while keeping your home comfy too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can build up around your outside unit, especially 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 inhibit 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 remaining cozy. 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 routine, annual AC maintenance is so critical. Our professionals will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and be sure the electric is working as it should, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take a close 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 314-838-9800 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.