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 trouble and keep you comfortable in the months to come. The weather is already heating up in Keokuk 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. Look at 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 dirty, your system will have to work harder to keep you cozy. This costs you more money and causes more work on the system which reduces 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, remove the covers from your registers and vacuum inside them. While you have the covers taken off, soak them in mild dish soap, give them a scrub and replace 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 inhibit your system and cause it to decrease its efficiency. Arrange Your Annual AC Tune-Up This is where we enter the picture to help you work on that to-do list. An annual AC tune-up prolongs the life of your system and keeps it running at peak efficiency. Spring is the best time to arrange 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 minimal investment into the lifespan 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 319-524-3714. If you’d prefer, you can also make an appointment with us online.