Add AC Repair and Service to Your Spring To-Do List 04/28/2016 It’s finally spring. We know your to-do list is likely long, but we have several things you can add that will save you from potential problems and keep you comfortable over the summer. When the weather warms up in Charlottesville, an AC repair is the last thing you want to worry about. Check out these tips to save yourself from sweating this summer. Examine Your Air Filter and Ducts You’ve heard 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 you comfortable. Hard work equals less efficiency and additional money. Plus, it causes undesirable wear and tear on your system. People also tend to ignore their ducts and registers. It’s a good idea to pull out the covers from your registers and vacuum them. Then be sure to soak the covers in mild dish soap, wash them if needed and put them back when they’re dry. Clear Up Your Outdoor Unit Keep debris like grass clippings, leaves and plants distant from your outside unit. Debris can obstruct your system and decrease its efficiency. Plan Your Annual AC Tune-Up Here’s where Beck Cohen can help with that checklist. Having annual 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 completed before summer brings the heat. When you think about the value of the life of your system, the cost of a tune-up is a minimal investment. While we may not be able to support 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 throughout summer. If you have any questions about your home comfort or you are ready to schedule your annual AC tune-up, call us at 434-296-0129. If it’s easier for you, you can also schedule the appointment with us online.