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 heat on its way. 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 on top of annual AC maintenance, while also following a couple other pointers, can help you maintain your air conditioner while staying cozy 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, at least 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 it was designed to. Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat Have your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still remaining cozy. 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 switch 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 critical. Our experts 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 a close look to catch small problems before they become huge 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 785-357-6200 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.