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 more heat on its way. Just because the date on the calendar has changed over to fall doesn’t mean you’re done with your AC for the season. Keeping up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a handful of other tips, can help you maintain your air conditioner while keeping your home comfy too. Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit Debris can accumulate around your outside unit, particularly during the fall. When the time comes 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 sooner. 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, take advantage of 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 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 premature system failure. Keep Up With AC Maintenance Keeping a well-maintained system with routine, annual AC maintenance is so critical. Our experts will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and make sure the electric is working properly, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take a deeper look to catch little 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 319-524-3714 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.