How to keep your Air Conditioner running efficiently

Summer in Colorado Springs, CO is just around the corner and we need to keep that hot weather at bay. Sometimes it’s enough to open your windows, but on those really hot and humid days, the AC is a lifesaver. But with it not running for months on end while the winter rages on, how do you know it is running efficiently? Well, here are a few steps you can take to keep your Air Conditioner running efficiently:

  • Replace air filter – Air filters are used to filter out the nasty air and dirt from your AC unit so only clean air ends up entering your home. These get filled up pretty quickly so it’s best to change these once a month if you are using your AC unit regularly. This is the biggest thing for keeping your AC unit running efficiently and to stop you from having to do any AC maintenance.
  • Remove debris – The outside of the AC unit should also remain clear of debris. Dirt, leaves, bugs, and pollen can get inside the back of your unit and cause a mess. Be sure to read your units AC maintenance guide to best learn how to remove debris from the back of your AC unit. 
  • Check belts – Belts are what help your fan run so it is important that they are in good working conditioning. If a belt is loose or seems old or damaged, it might be a good time to replace them. It is best to call your local AC specialist to do any AC maintenance on the belts for you to save you money in the long run. 
  • Clean the drain – AC units have a drain that gets rid of any excess water from the air that is coming into the back of the system. Just like any drain, this has the potential to get plugged up and could cause serious damage to your unit. Make sure you clean your drains regularly to reduce the risk of any AC damage. 

As long as you follow these simple tips, your AC unit should be working in tip-top condition! If there is a bigger problem than those stated above, call Summit Heating & Cooling, your local HVAC company in Colorado Springs, CO, for central AC maintenance and repair!

Our team proudly serves the following Colorado cities and their surrounding areas: Colorado Springs, Monument, Palmer Lake, Peyton, Falcon, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Fountain, Security-Widefield, and Calahan. Call 719-284-2791 to schedule your next AC maintenance or furnace check or visit our website to learn more.