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

During the fall, your air conditioner usually gets a well-deserved break. The system may run almost around the clock during the summer. While you’ll be able to turn the AC off due to the cooler weather, does this also mean you can forget about maintaining the system? There is never a bad time to make sure your cooling system remains in decent condition.

Checking the System

Many people choose to hire a service technician to perform an inspection in the spring, which is fine. However, getting a routine examination performed in the fall isn’t a bad idea, either. The unit worked a lot during the summer months, so there may be some wear and tear issues. A thorough inspection could determine whether or not something needs work. The homeowner might decide to get the system fixed right away.

Cleaning the Air Conditioner

Air conditioners and the connected ducts might collect a lot of dirt and debris. Why let all that debris sit inside the AC unit? You do not want dirt in the ducts, as they will be used to carry hot air once the winter arrives. A fall cleaning might do the system a lot of good. At Stolhand-Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we perform air conditioner repair, maintenance, and installation work in Ponca City and Stillwater.

Getting the Filter Changed

During the inspection and cleaning, it may be a smart plan to change the filter. A clogged filter undermines air quality and can also cause performance problems with the HVAC system. If the technician finds out the filter is dirty, putting in a new one makes sense.

Covering the Exterior Unit

Exterior air conditioner units may benefit from a covering. An uptick in fast winds during the fall could send leaves, dirt, and other debris into the system. Even mild winds might do so. A cover can provide decent protection from any debris.

Call Stolhand-Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air today to schedule an AC maintenance appointment. Be sure to ask about our duct sealing, cleaning, and heating services too. We will strive to address any HVAC-related questions or concerns you may have.

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