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 switched 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 few other pointers, can help you maintain your air conditioner while remaining cozy too.
Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit
Debris can accumulate around your outside unit, specifically during the fall. When the time comes to rake up the leaves in your yard, be sure to rake up the leaves and debris around your air conditioner. Debris can inhibit 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 being cozy. 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 creates more work 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 normal, annual AC maintenance
is so essential. Our technicians will look at your air conditioner thoroughly and be sure the electric is working correctly, the coils and filters are clean and so much more. We take a close look to catch little 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 203-357-5913 to set both your mind and system at ease. We look forward to working with you.