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Choosing an energy-efficient air conditioning system is only part of keeping energy consumption low. You must stay on top of maintenance or your energy bills will rise as the AC system loses efficiency. Here are tips for a more efficient air conditioner in your Woodbridge, VA, home:

Keep the Condenser Unobstructed

A common problem we see is overgrown weeds, leaves or other debris surrounding the condenser. You don’t want any vegetation, debris or items on top of or within two feet of the condenser because they will obstruct its airflow. Obstructed airflow causes inefficiency.

Carefully remove debris from the condenser to avoid damaging it or accidentally pushing the branches and leaves inside of it. Taking care of your condenser will reduce the need for repairs over its lifespan as well as maintain its efficiency.

Seal Air Leaks

Caulk and weather stripping are inexpensive ways of improving your home’s cooling efficiency. They keep the cold air trapped inside the home longer so that the AC system doesn’t have to run as often. You will likely notice a difference in your monthly energy bills when you seal the air leaks in your home with caulk and weather stripping.

Sign Up for a Maintenance Plan

Preventive maintenance is a necessary part of maintaining an air conditioner and keeping it efficient. Without regular AC maintenance, your warranty becomes invalid.

Air conditioning systems also break down more often when they don’t receive annual maintenance. We have seen air conditioners need expensive repairs when they went years without maintenance. It’s unlikely you’ll ever have an expensive repair need when you schedule annual AC maintenance.

Our maintenance plans provide extra perks that help you save money on your air conditioning system, such as a discount on parts and labor. We offer three affordable maintenance plans to suit different budgets. Every year that you stay on our maintenance plan, we reward you with loyalty points.

An air conditioning system can operate efficiently for its entire lifespan when you’re diligent with maintenance. Contact Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning to sign up for a maintenance plan for your home.

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