As we're recovering from Hurricane Irma and the damage left behind along the Treasure Coast, it's important to take care of your air conditioning unit. Because the compressor unit is housed outside, it may have sustained some damage during the storm. Though we understand the importance of running your air conditioner as soon as your electricity is restored, it's just as important that you check the unit thoroughly for damage before turning it back on.
Summer is the time of year when we want to spend our money on vacations, barbeques, and water parks, not pay extra each month to keep our homes comfortable. Luckily, this is potentially an easy fix—it’s possible that you’re wasting money due to not using your thermostat correctly.
June 1st marked the beginning of the 2017 Hurricane Season. We all know what we need to buy in case of a storm and where we plan to evacuate, if need be. But is your air conditioner prepared to withstand a storm? There are a few things you can do before, during, and after a strong storm to keep your AC safe from power surges or more severe damage. Even a small surge can cause an electrical fire or damage parts in your AC, which can cause your unit to run hotter and more often and ultimately shorten its lifespan.
Summer has (officially) arrived and with it higher electricity bills. In addition to regularly changing the air filter and keeping the outdoor unit clean and clear of debris, there are a variety of ways to keep your home comfortable without breaking the bank. Below are five super easy and inexpensive things you can do to help save energy (and money) this summer and throughout the year.