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 few things that will save you some headaches and keep you cozy in the months to come. The weather is already heating up in Elmhurst and the last thing you want is to uncover is that you’re facing an AC repair. Going through this short checklist now might save you from sweating this summer. Check Your Air Filter and Ducts Changing your air filter makes it to almost each and every single of our lists of pointers because it's so important and so often left unaddressed. If your air filter is filthy, your system will have to work harder to keep you comfortable. This costs you more money and causes more wear and tear which diminishes the life and efficiency of your system. Your ducts and registers are an additional piece of the puzzle that is often overlooked 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 replace them after they've dried. Clean Your Outdoor Unit Keep any outdoor units free of debris such as grass clippings, leaves or plant overgrowth. This debris can inhibit your system and cause it to decrease its efficiency. Schedule 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 prolongs the life of your system and keeps it working at optimal efficiency. Spring is the best time to set up your tune-up so any issues 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 ensure you’re cool and comfortable all summer long. If you have any questions about spring cleaning, your system or need to schedule your annual AC tune-up, please give us a call at 630-833-1100. If you’d prefer, you can also make an appointment with us online.