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When summer heat and humidity cause HVAC systems in Orlando, FL, to run more frequently, efficient operation is a common concern. Take the following steps to ensure that an older air conditioning system continues to operate at maximum efficiency.

Check the Condition of Ducts and Vents

Your air conditioning system is only as good as the ducts and vents that deliver cooled air to all areas of your home. Check and repair ducts and vents first before inspecting the system. Leaky ducts and vents can cause cooled air to escape into other areas of your home, wasting energy and making your home less comfortable.

Maintain Airflow

Anything that causes restricted airflow causes your HVAC system to work harder, but doing periodic maintenance on your own will go a long way toward maintaining efficiency. Change the air filter regularly as trapped particles will reduce airflow. Similarly, keep the areas around both the indoor and outdoor system components clear of debris, dust and leaves, which can enter the system and block airflow.

Schedule Annual Preventive Maintenance

The most important task you can do is schedule an annual preventive maintenance appointment with one of our certified technicians. Regular inspections by HVAC professionals allow cleaning of crucial moving parts that homeowners can’t reach on their own. In addition, our technicians can identify and replace failing or broken parts, tighten all connections and perform a series of performance tests to ensure that your system operates at peak efficiency.

Comfortable indoor spaces are a necessity in Orlando, FL, especially during the summer. Contact E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat today to schedule a consultation or an appointment for any of our HVAC services. Our comprehensive air conditioning services will keep your HVAC system running at peak efficiency throughout the year. Take advantage of our services today.

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