Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in the Rio Grande Valley. The best way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a handful of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the professionals at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C.:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an easier environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested things out – your system is set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to inspect every feature of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you examined 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 relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 956-381-1162 or set up an appointment with us online.