Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Upland is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland at 909-982-5698 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.