Air conditioning is essential here in Florida and it accounts for a large portion of your monthly utility bill. Mark Torocco, from Torocco’s Cooling and Heating, gives some expert advice to make your air conditioner more efficient and even lower your energy bills.
Replacing your air filters
First of all we shouldn't let the filters go for very long. You can never say it enough. It's so critical to air flow and savings of electricity to always change your air filters. Make sure that you're checking and changing out the air filters at least once a month.
Protecting your Air Conditioning Unit
Here are some tips to making sure that your air conditioning units are protected to save some money on service calls and electricity.
Make sure that landscaping isn't too close to the air conditioner.
Keep bushes trimmed back.
Placing insecticide around the air conditioning system would help also alleviate certain insects that might come in and do some damage to the unit.
Sprinkler systems seem to create a lot of rust and corrosion on the system itself and can significantly deteriorate the system where it's just not going to last.
Torocco’s Cooling and Heating is complimented a lot from customers on how fast they show up when a service call is placed. That's important because a lot of times if you wait too long a small problem can turn into a large one. Torocco’s Cooling and Heating also understands how uncomfortable it is in the home when the system doesn't work.
Maintenance tips for your Air Conditioning Unit
Always have a professional come out and inspect and get the air conditioned. Keep the outside unit clean of debris and dust and try to keep the drain line clean by using a shop vac to suck out the drain line. Most of the service calls we get are actually water backups. So, make sure the drains stay clean.
Torocco’s Cooling and Heating invests a lot into their technicians and their training by sending them to various factory schools throughout the year.