Do You Still Need to Maintain Your AC in the Fall?

After the scorching summer months, the arrival of fall could feel like a relief. The new season brings with it something else: reduced utility bills since the air conditioner won’t run excessively. However, this doesn’t mean you should neglect your air conditioning unit. Fall might even be the right time to get service performed.

Taking a Small Step With an Outdoor Unit

Fall can bring winds and rain, and those falling leaves and twigs might get caught up in the breeze. The same might be the case with other outdoor debris. Homeowners will want to avoid seeing their air conditioning unit clogged with dirt, leaves, and more. Placing a cover on an outside air conditioning unit provides a layer of protection. Be sure to tie the cover tight, as the wind could blow a loose one away.

Dealing With the Dirty Filter

Dirt and debris aren’t only found outside. Dirt, dust, and dander fly around the home. Thankfully, the air conditioner has a filter capable of catching debris. In time, the filter ends up so dirty it can’t do its job effectively. Changing the filter must become a top priority. Otherwise, performance problems and air quality issues may follow.

Time for a Fall Cleaning

A filter only does so much. The interior of the air conditioner might need a thorough cleaning. The same may be true of the connecting ducts. Once fall arrives, perhaps it’s time for a professional cleaning job. The cleaning could act as a precursor to winter, as the system will run the heating unit in a few weeks.

Great Time for an Inspection and Repairs

Parts degrade due to wear, use, and age. Minor problems can arise, and the homeowner may not even know there’s something wrong. Autumn might be the perfect time for an annual inspection that may lead to suggested fixes.

Why not place a call to McFarland Indoor Comfort Services in Granite City, IL, today and request AC service? We’re also available to help with indoor air quality, heat pumps, furnace services, and more. We would enjoy the chance to serve your indoor climate comfort needs. We serve customers in the St. Clair and Madison County areas.

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