How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Your air conditioner has put in a lot of work this summer and we still have some more heat coming. 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 up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a handful of other tricks, can help you maintain your air conditioner while staying comfy too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can accumulate around your outside unit, especially 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 inhibit air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down faster. We want your air conditioner to last as long as it can. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Keep your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still staying comfy. Whenever possible, take advantage of supplemental 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 creates more work 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 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 a deeper look to catch small problems before they become huge breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair appointment. Keeping cool and comfy in your own home isn’t something you should have to be worried about, and with our annual AC maintenance you don’t have to worry. Give us a call at 703-369-5528 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.