Leonard Splaine Don’t Throw Away Your Money This Summer

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For more information, contact: Ted Leonard, General Manager—-Leonard Splaine—-703-494-2855

Release Date: June 1, 2020

Woodbridge, Va — Warm temperatures are around the corner — and so is the potential to throw away money. Homeowners can’t afford to ignore their air conditioning equipment because inefficient equipment and potentially costly home cooling problems could equal wasted expenses.

“Proper care of cooling equipment can keep your unit running efficiently, which saves money and helps avoid costly repairs,” said Ted Leonard, General Manager of Leonard Splaine. “Now is the time to make sure your cooling system will keep you cool without wasting your money.”

Homeowners play a vital role in making sure their cooling systems operate at peak performance to maximize home comfort and money savings. It’s important to realize that operating a dirty unit can cause unnecessary loss of efficiency and can damage the unit. “A few minor steps are a small price to pay for the high efficiency, which means lower energy bills and improved total comfort,” Leonard said.

A qualified service technician should handle major maintenance tasks, but homeowners can take a few simple steps to ensure their systems are running properly.

Homeowners can:

o Trim brush and shrubbery near outdoor units to prevent airflow obstruction

o Remove grass clippings, leaves and other debris from outdoor coil

o Replace indoor unit’s filter monthly and clean the blower

o Reduce clutter in attic to maintain proper ventilation and reduce the system’s cooling load

“The most effective steps consumers can take to help ensure they’ll get the efficiency they paid for is to contact an experienced, reputable air-conditioning contractor to check their system’s refrigerant charge and operating safety controls,” Leonard said.

For more about how to avoid throwing away your money this summer, contact Leonard Splaine has been providing service in the Northern Va area for 63 years.