Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in Upland. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the professionals at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried things out – your system is set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the best time to check up on every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 909-982-5698 or make an appointment with us online.