Add AC Repair and Service to Your Spring To-Do List 04/28/2016Spring is finally here. We’re awfully sure your to-do list already feels too long, but we have a couple things that will save you some problems and keep you comfy in the months to come. The weather is going to start heating up in Columbia and the last thing you want is to find out is that you’re facing an AC repair. Going through this quick checklist now might save you from sweating this summer. Look at Your Air Filter and Ducts Changing your air filter makes it to almost all of our lists of tips because it's so important and so often left unaddressed. If your air filter is a mess, your system will have to work harder to keep you comfortable. This costs you more money and causes more stress on the system which decreases the life and efficiency of your system. Your ducts and registers are an additional piece of the puzzle that is often forgotten as well. While you're spring cleaning, pull off the covers from your registers and vacuum inside them. While you have the covers removed, soak them in mild dish soap, give them a scrub and swap them after they've dried. Clean Your Outdoor Unit Keep any outdoor units cleared of debris such as grass clippings, leaves or plant overgrowth. This debris can impact your system and cause it to lower its efficiency. Set Up Your Annual AC Tune-Up This is where we come in to help you work on that to-do list. An annual AC tune-up helps improve the life of your system and keeps it operating at top efficiency. Spring is the ideal time to set up your tune-up so any concerns or AC repair that needs to be made can be taken care of before the hot summer months. The cost of a tune-up is a little investment into the lifecycle of your system. Think of it as giving your air conditioner an oil change. We can't help you with your entire spring to-do list, but we can help you with all things involving your home comfort. We want to make sure you’re cool and comfortable all summer long. If you have any questions about spring cleaning, your system or need to set up your annual AC tune-up, please give us a call at 803-318-6995. If you’d prefer, you can also make an appointment with us online.