Add AC Repair and Service to Your Spring To-Do List 04/28/2016Spring is finally here. We’re almost sure your to-do list already feels overly long, but we have a few things that might save you some problems and keep you comfy in the months to come. The weather is beginning to heating up in Crystal Lake and the last thing you want is to find out is that you need AC repair. Going through this quick checklist now might save you from sweating this summer. Check Your Air Filter and Ducts Swapping your air filter makes it to almost each and every single of our lists of things to check 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 comfy. This costs you more money and causes more work on the system which decreases the life and efficiency of your system. Your ducts and registers are a separate 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 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 free of debris such as grass clippings, leaves or plant overgrowth. This debris can inhibit your system and cause it to decrease its efficiency. Set Up 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 helps improve the life of your system and keeps it working 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 handled before the hot summer months. The cost of a tune-up is a minimal investment into the life of your system. Think of it as giving your air conditioner an oil change. We can't help you with all 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 815-788-6283. If you’d prefer, you can also make an appointment with us online.