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 prep all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay cool this season in the Upper Rio Grande Valley. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried things out – your system is programmed to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the perfect time to look at every piece of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling will not only solve the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to ignore how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 956-630-3522 or make an appointment with us online.