With spring here in full swing and summer on the way, the days just keep getting warmer. For many families, that means the air conditioner is up and running to keep your home cool in the rising temperatures. But how can you make sure that it stays running smoothly? With regular maintenance and proper care from HVAC professionals, your air conditioner could last 15 to 20 years! Orbit Energy & Power is here to fill you in on some important tips to get the most out of your air conditioning system! 

First things first, have your air conditioning system inspected every year by a trained professional to make sure it is working as efficiently as possible. Inspections can save you a lot of money and time. This allows you to find minor tweaks or problems before they can turn into something major. If you haven’t had your unit inspected yet this season, now is the time to do it!

Replacing your air filter is another great way to keep your air conditioning system working efficiently. Having a clean filter keeps your air cleaner, and investing in a higher quality filter allows you to replace it less often. This is especially important if you or someone in your family suffers from allergies!

 Keeping your air conditioner running efficiently can be as simple as keeping your vents clear of all debris. If they are on the ceiling or floor, make sure that there is no dust build-up, furniture, rugs, toys or pet hair blocking the vent. Keeping the vents clear prevents your system from over-working itself, and it produces a better air flow. 

Everyone needs a break! When air conditioners run constantly, especially when not needed, they tend to wear down quicker. Keep this in mind if you or your family are going away or are not going to be in the home. When you’re gone, especially for long periods of time, consider turning off your system. Giving your air conditioning system a well-deserved rest can extend the lifetime of your system and save you money in the long run. You could also try using a fan on a nice spring or summer day as another way to give your air conditioner a break and save energy.

Following these few tips on how to improve the life span and efficiency of your air conditioning unit can save yourself a buck or two in the future. Make sure to give Orbit Energy & Power a call to ensure you are following the right procedures and getting the correct check ups on your system!