Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps right around the corner, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at its best, it can cut a significant amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could drastically raise your expenses and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning specialist complete air conditioning service at least each year is crucial to keeping your system working well for a while. He or she can be sure the unit is operating correctly and can identify potential problems in advance of them happening, saving you even more money. Your professional air conditioning service should include, but is not limited to: Replacement of, or cleaning of, air filters Cleaning of condensate drain, blower components and condenser coil Lubrication of all moving parts and tightening of electrical components Performance of cooling cycle assessment DIY Preparation In addition to arranging your professional air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and occasionally throughout the year to ensure your air conditioner is at its best. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you had it covered during cooler months. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might damage your system and require major repairs or even replacement. Pick up the area around your AC. Ensure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they could inhibit airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any part of it. Throughout the year: While your filters may be cleaned or changed during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them monthly and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has different needs when it comes to air filter replacement, varying on aspects like owning house pets or having home construction throughout the year. Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also ensure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you maintain a comfy home. By adhering these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to ensure your air conditioner will be prepared for whatever summer offers. Give the experts at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.