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Category: A/C Maintenance

How to Save Money on High Summer Electricity Bills

By Viccarone
May 31, 2019 Category • Air Conditioning, A/C Maintenance

Air conditioning bills can really increase during the summer months! We all like to be cool and comfortable in our homes, but this comes at a price. However, there are many ways you can save on air conditioning during summertime! Helpful Tips to Lower Your Energy Bill in the Summer: Preventative Maintenance Maintenance is key when it comes to keeping your air conditioning bills down. Having dirty coils inside your unit can drastically impact effectiveness, and increase cost in the summer. Before the summer begins, you schould schedule a preventative maintenance appointment to make sure your air conditioning is ready for summer. Doing this before summer starts is really important, because once summer begins, you definitely dont want to have anything wrong with your air conditioning. Its the worst when its the middle of summer, 90 degrees outside, and the air conditioning kicks! Air Conditioning Drains Make sure that air conditioning drain lines are clear and flowing well,

A 2019 Regulation Change Discontinues R22: How it Could Affect Your AC Unit

By Viccarone
April 22, 2019 Category • A/C Maintenance

There are generally two types of air conditioners that we use today: R22 and R410-A. Refrigerant is what makes air cold so that you can enjoy cool air inside your home, but a lot goes on to make that air cold, and you can experience problems with your HVAC unit if just one thing were to go wrong. If you are having problems with your unit, like the refrigerant is failing, it is essential to know what refrigerant you are using so that you can determine what to do to fix or replace your air conditioner. R22 R22 refrigerant is also known as Freon, the older of the two refrigerants. R22 uses mineral oil for self-lubrication, allowing it to remain cold over long periods of time. It does not absorb much heat, meaning it has a good chance of compressor burnout from overheating. This refrigerant is also a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) which is detrimental to the O-zone. R410-A R410-A refrigerant is also known as Puron. Unlike R22, this is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) which does

Get Your AC Inspected NOW

By Viccarone Heating & Cooling
March 26, 2018 Category • A/C Maintenance, Air Conditioning

Its never too early to think about the upcoming summer and the HEAT that comes with it. As you wait for the summer months to approach, why not make sure you are highly prepared for them as well? Here at Viccarone we are Committed to your comfort. Why should I schedule an A/C inspection NOW? Regular maintenance on your air conditioning system is vital to ensure that you stay COOL when you need it the most. We are scheduling calls now for people that want to beat the heat. Miss out now, and prepare to wait a long, long time to get assistance in case a problem with your unit were to occur in the middle of June or July. When should I have my air conditioner checked? It Prolongs The Life of Your Unit:Scheduled annual maintenance prolongs the life of your unit, so you can have a piece of mind keeping your unit running like a well-oiled machine and avoid losing hundreds on a replacement. It Can Save You Money: If you havent had your unit checked in years, you may never know how much

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