Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in the Upper Rio Grande Valley is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Cytech Heating & Cooling always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Cytech Heating & Cooling in the Upper Rio Grande Valley at 956-630-3522 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.