How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Well Through the Fall08/24/2016 Your air conditioner has worked hard this summer and we still have some more heat coming. 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 handful of other tricks, can help you maintain your air conditioner while staying comfy 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, make sure to rake up the leaves and debris around your air conditioner. Debris can impact 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 comfortable. Whenever possible, use other 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 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 another contributing factor that could lead to early system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with routine, annual AC maintenance is so essential. Our technicians will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and ensure 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 major 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 503-848-3838 to set both your mind and system at ease. If it is more convenient for you, we also have an online appointment scheduler. We look forward to working with you.