Your air conditioner has put in a lot of work this summer and we still have more hot weather to go. Just because the date on the calendar has changed over to fall doesn’t mean you’re through with your AC for the season. Keeping up with annual AC maintenance, while also following a few other tips, can help you maintain your air conditioner while keeping your home cozy too.
Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit
Debris can accumulate around your outside unit, particularly 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 hinder air flow, causing your system to work harder and wear down faster. We want your air conditioner to last as long as it was designed to.
Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat
Have your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still staying comfy. Whenever possible, use supplemental 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 makes more work for it to make up when you turn it back on. It will have to work harder for a longer amount of time, which is another thing that could lead to early system failure.
Keep Up With AC Maintenance
Keeping a well-maintained system with regular, annual AC maintenance
is so important. Our experts 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 little problems before they become big 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 309-517-7511 to set both your mind and system at ease. We look forward to working with you.