Spring has arrived. We know your to-do list is likely long, but we have several things you can combine that will save you from potential challenges and keep you comfortable this summer. When the weather warms up in Des Moines, an AC repair is the last thing you want to worry about. Check out this checklist to save yourself from sweating this summer.
- Inspect Your Air Filter and Ducts
You’ve seen this here before. Changing your air filter is really important and frequently forgotten by homeowners. A dirty air filter makes your system work a lot harder to keep you comfortable. Hard work equals less efficiency and more money. Plus, it causes unnecessary wear and tear on your system. People also tend to ignore their ducts and registers. It’s a wise 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 reattach when they’re dry.
- Maintain Your Outdoor Unit
Keep debris like grass clippings, leaves and plants at a distance from your outside unit. Debris can obstruct your system and decrease its efficiency.
- Make an Appointment for Your Annual AC Tune-Up
Here’s where Heartland Heating & Cooling can help with that checklist. Having annual AC tune-ups extends your system’s life and helps it stay running at peak efficiency. It’s ideal to schedule your tune-up in early spring so any AC repairs can be completed before summer brings the heat. When you consider 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 advise 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 want to schedule your annual AC tune-up, call us at 515-344-3579.