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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner from Failing

One factor that can wreak havoc on a warm summer’s day in Greater Richmond is a failing air conditioner. Your house is typically the cool place you go when you’ve had enough of the heat outdoors. But when it’s actually WARMER inside than it is outside, it can be a pretty devastating situation. This state calls for an air conditioning service, and you’ve got more fun things to do with your vacation time than wait for your AC to get fixed. So, how can you avoid an air conditioner failure and take full advantage of your summer? The key to avoiding a failure and the inevitable air conditioning service appointment is to be proactive! Instead of an emergency air conditioning call, why not plan ahead and schedule preventive maintenance?

A preventive AC maintenance tune-up performed by the team at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is your first and strongest line of defense against a number of problems that can end in AC failure—and the resulting miserable summer days. We’ll make sure that everything is operating as it should and monitor for things that could be potential problems later on. We’ll take care of those impending problems before they grow into costlier problems that leave you in the scorching heat of summer.

Some other tips you can do to help keep your air conditioner running as it should are:

  • Frequently checking and replacing your air filter to keep air flowing efficiently through your house.
  • Confirming your AC equipment isn’t blocked by any plant life or debris. Check to ensure that your air returns aren’t covered by furniture or drapery or anything else that could impact airflow. The harder your AC has to work, the less efficient it’ll be—and the more likely it’ll be to break down earlier than it should.

Before things heat up this summer, call Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to make sure your AC is prepped for the challenge! You’ll be happy you did. Call the experts at 804-302-6657 to book a routine air conditioning service to keep your AC in tip-top shape and to keep your home cool during the summer months. If you find it simpler, you can also book an appointment with us online.

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