Spring is finally here. We’re awfully sure your to-do list already feels too long, but we have a few things that will save you some headaches and keep you cozy in the months to come. The weather is beginning to heating up in Scottsboro and the last thing you want is to find out is that you’re in need of AC repair. Going through this short checklist now may save you from sweating this summer.
- Check Your Air Filter and Ducts
Swapping your air filter makes it to almost every one of our lists of tips because it's so important and so often overlooked. If your air filter is filthy, your system will have to work harder to keep you comfy. This costs you more money and causes more wear and tear which decreases the life and efficiency of your system. Your ducts and registers are another piece of the puzzle that is often neglected as well. While you're spring cleaning, pull off the covers from your registers and vacuum inside them. While you have the covers pulled off, soak them in mild dish soap, give them a scrub and switch them after they've dried.
- Clean Your Outdoor Unit
Keep any outdoor units clear of debris such as grass clippings, leaves or plant overgrowth. This debris can clog your system and cause it to reduce its efficiency.
- Schedule Your Annual AC Tune-Up
This is where we step in to help you work on that to-do list. An annual AC tune-up prolongs the life of your system and keeps it operating at top efficiency. Spring is the best time to set up your tune-up so any concerns or AC repair that needs to be made can be addressed before the hot summer months. The cost of a tune-up is a minimal investment into the lifecycle of your system. Think of it as giving your air conditioner an oil change.
We can't help you with the entirety of your spring to-do list, but we can help you with all things involving your home comfort. We want to be sure you’re cool and comfortable all summer long. If you have any questions about spring cleaning, your system or need to arrange your annual AC tune-up, please give us a call at 256-574-1300.