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How to keep your AC running in triple-digit heat

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Jun 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-28 19:39:54-04

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WTVR) - Mark Pond, with Colonial Plumbing and Heating, spoke to CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil about how to keep your air conditioner running during a heatwave.

Mark's Tips

  • Clean air filters.
  • Set thermostat at 75 or 76.
  • Clear area around the unit to ensure air flow. 
  • Use a blower to clean the coils (from the outside only) since they often get covered with grass clippings.
  • Schedule regular check-ups for your unit.