My air conditioning is tremendously crucial to me. I am an outdoor worker who does road work, so I want our AC running smoothly at all times. As with most things, it can split down, and it will sooner rather than later if nothing is done to ensure its operation is tested… Yet there are of course many different things I like to do which keep our system operating smoothly. I suppose people run their AC less to save money, but running it less also saves your AC unit. Therefore a single big tip to try is to keep the frosty air in as best you can–your AC will run a lot more than it needs to if it is not well-insulated or if your windows aren’t firmly shut. You can also upgrade the weather-stripping of your condo around your doors or your windows if you want to make sure your beach condo is even better insulated. It’s also crucial, in cutting down on your cooling system’s operation, to keep outside sunlight from entering your home. Be sure to keep your blinds closed on the side of the condo where the sunlight faces. You may also consider looking into installing a programmable climate control unit. A programmable climate control component will help you control when your AC is running and when it is not. These units tend to save people a good deal on their heating and cooling expenses in the long run… For myself and my girlfriend personally, we like having a programmable climate control component to ensure our beach condo is nice and frosty the moment we get in. Then lastly, I even make sure to have a certified HVAC maintenance worker inspect our AC component every year.