Spring is here. We know your to-do list is unfortunately long, but we have some things you can add that will save you from potential issues and keep you comfortable during the summer months. When the weather heats up in the Bay Area, an AC repair is the last thing you want to worry about. Read this checklist to save yourself from sweating during the summer.
- Examine Your Air Filter and Ducts
You’ve seen this here before. Changing your air filter is extremely important and frequently overlooked by homeowners. A dirty air filter makes your system work a lot harder to keep your home comfortable. Hard work equates to less efficiency and extra money. Plus, it causes avoidable wear and tear on your system. People also tend to ignore their ducts and registers. It’s a great idea to remove the covers from your registers and vacuum them. Then you can soak the covers in mild dish soap, scrub them if needed and put them back when they’re dry.
- Clear Up Your Outdoor Unit
Keep debris like grass clippings, leaves and plants away from your outside unit. Debris can block your system and decrease its efficiency.
- Schedule Your Annual AC Tune-Up
Here’s where Contra Costa Heating & AC can help with that spring cleaning list. Having once a year AC tune-ups extends your system’s life and maintains it so it is running at peak efficiency. It’s smart to schedule your tune-up in early spring so any AC repairs can be done before summer brings the heat. When you look at the value of the life of your system, the cost of a tune-up is a nominal investment.
While we may not be able to help you with all the chores on your spring to-do list, we can provide service to you with all the things that impact your home comfort. We’ll help you stay cool and comfortable all summer long. If you have any questions about your home comfort or you are ready to schedule your annual AC tune-up, call us at 510-343-9841.