Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 Getting a new air conditioner for your home is a major investment, and you naturally want to make certain you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the the Upper Rio Grande Valley weather. Generally, your air conditioner doesn’t require much of your time or attention, but there are always ways to improve. Follow these tips from Cytech Heating & Cooling to get the most out of your air conditioner. The Right System for Your Home With all the air conditioner options out there, we can design a system that perfectly matches your needs and the size of your home properly. Cytech Heating & Cooling can help you find the air conditioner that’s the perfect fit for your home by considering your square footage; how well your windows; walls and roof are insulated; and various factors. Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls Installing a programmable thermostat can make it simple to control your comfort. Using a programmable thermostat, you can set a personalized temperature schedule a week at a time. There’s no reason to worry about adjusting the temperature before or after work or before bed. You can also take advantage of more advanced options like remotely adjusting the temperature using your phone, tablet or laptop. Comfort controls such as the iComfort® thermostat can perform advanced diagnostics on your air conditioner alerting you to any service needs. Help Your Air Conditioner Out You don’t want to make your air conditioner work harder than necessary. When it’s sunny, keep the indoor heat from rising by closing the blinds and windows. When the weather cools down, open the windows so your air conditioner can rest. Close the vents and doors of unoccupied rooms to let the cool air flow where it’s needed. This will prevent making your air conditioner work harder than it has to, and eliminate unnecessary costs on your energy bills. Don’t Forget About Maintenance When you get a new vehicle, most people follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the frequency of oil changes and annual maintenance. You should do the same for your air conditioner to keep your investment functioning properly and efficiently. Spring is an excellent time in the Upper Rio Grande Valley to schedule an appointment with a professional to inspect and maintain your air conditioner before the uncomfortable summer heat. If you have any questions, call Cytech Heating & Cooling in the Upper Rio Grande Valley at 956-630-3522.