Keeping Your Home Comfortable As Fall Arrives Posted October 11, 2016 Get out the pumpkin spice, fall is officially in the air in Greater Richmond. Your air conditioner has made it through another season, but we all know how weird fall weather can be. Mother nature doesn’t always keep up with the calendar; she goes her own way. How do you stay cozy and stay on top of air conditioner service as we move into cooler weather? Clean Your Outdoor Unit The thermometers aren’t the only things that are falling, leaves and debris tend to build up around your outdoor unit this season. If you haven’t gotten around to raking the sticks and leaves, make a point to pick up around your outdoor air conditioner unit. Debris can negatively affect the air flow into your system, causing it to break down. Install a Smart Thermostat Fall is a transitional season. One day you could be wearing a t-shirt, the next day you’ll need long sleeves. Smart thermostats are hooked up to Wi-Fi and actually track the weather in Greater Richmond which makes seasonal transitions easy. They also pick up on your schedule and behaviors to boost your energy efficiency and comfort. Schedule Annual Maintenance Your air conditioner lasted another year in Greater Richmond, setting up annual air conditioner service with Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will make sure it makes it through next year. Fall is the perfect time to get maintenance scheduled. If there are any issues found, you won’t be left to shiver or sweat through the more crazy seasons. Your routine maintenance check will give our pros the opportunity to look for any type of issues, ensure your refrigerant levels are OK and make sure everything is ready to operate smoothly through the year. We want to make sure you’re cozy each and every season in Greater Richmond. Picking out a cozy sweater is your job, keeping your heating and cooling operating throughout the year is ours. If you need to schedule your routine maintenance service, give the pros at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at 804-302-6657.