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 unfortunately long, but we have some things you can add that will save you from potential issues and keep you comfortable over the summer. When the weather gets hot in West Columbia, an AC repair is the last thing you want to worry about. Check out these tips to save yourself from sweating during the summer. Examine Your Air Filter and Ducts You’ve heard this here before. Changing your air filter is extremely important and very often missed by homeowners. A dirty air filter makes your system work a lot harder to keep you comfortable. Hard work equates to less efficiency and more money. Plus, it causes undesirable wear and tear on your system. People also forget their ducts and registers. It’s a great idea to remove the covers from your registers and vacuum them. Then be sure to soak the covers in mild dish soap, wash them if needed and reattach when they’re dry. Maintain Your Outdoor Unit Keep debris like grass clippings, leaves and plants away from your outside unit. Debris can block your system and impact its efficiency. Make an Appointment for Your Annual AC Tune-Up Here’s where Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. can help with that spring cleaning list. Having yearly AC tune-ups extends your system’s life and keeps it running at peak efficiency. It’s smart to schedule your tune-up in early spring so any AC repairs can be fixed 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 nominal investment. While we may not be able to assist you with all the items 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 would like to schedule your annual AC tune-up, call us at 803-796-9172. If it’s more accessible for you, you can also schedule your appointment with us online.