Your air conditioner has had a lot of work to do 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 on top of 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, specifically during the fall. When the time arrives to rake up the leaves in your yard, be sure to 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 possible.
Raise the Temperature on Your Thermostat
Keep your thermostat set at the highest temperature you can while still remaining cozy. Whenever possible, utilize additional 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 switching off your system completely will save on energy and help your system, but that creates 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 contributing factor that could lead to early system failure.
Keep Up With AC Maintenance
Keeping a well-maintained system with normal, annual AC maintenance
is so important. Our professionals 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 an in-depth look to catch smaller problems before they become huge breakdowns and turn in to an AC repair
appointment. Keeping cool and cozy 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 503-663-8033 to set both your mind and system at ease. We look forward to working with you.