Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in the Rio Grande Valley is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.

  • First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize 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 favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley at 956-381-1162 today.