Viccarone Heating and Air Conditioning
Schedule Now!
Ohio Illinois

How to Save Money on High Summer Electricity Bills

How to save money on energy bills in the summer
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 don't want to have anything wrong with your air conditioning. It's the worst when it's 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, as the unit drains the moisture and condensation. You can usually hear the drain lines running to the floor drain. Make sure that the pitch is proper and that the drain line hasn't been accidentally altered in any way. 
Make sure water isn't sitting or backed up, which can easily happen if someone bumped into it, or somehow it was moved into the furnace area. Making sure the drains are clear will prevent future problems and will save you money in the long run. 

Check the Freon Levels

Closed-loop air conditioning must be fine-tuned. Low Freon levels will damage the capacity level and efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Make sure your Freon levels are correct to avoid future damage and repairs. Two of the easiest ways you can tell that your levels are off if the A/C is blowing warm air or if you hear a hissing sound coming from your unit.

Balancing the Air Flow 

Make sure you balance your air flow during cool months! Reduce the flow, or shut off basement registers and force the air upstairs. Cold air falls, so it's more effective to use top-down cooling. This will save you some money in the long run. 

These are just a few tips on how you can save money on your air conditioning bills in the summer. If you have any questions or need any work done on your air conditioning unit, contact Viccarone or call Sandy, Dan, or Tim at 440-748-6100 to schedule a service visit. We are committed to providing our customers with the best HVAC service around!

Most Recent

Energy-Efficient Tips to Keep Your Home Warm

By Viccarone
January 22, 2021 Category: Heating

Viccarone Heating and Air Conditioning here with a few tips to help you maximize the comfort of your home in the winter without maximizing your energy bills! Check out the tips below to learn how to keep your home more energy-efficient:

Indoor Air Quality and Humidity Levels During the Winter

By Viccarone
December 04, 2020 Category: Indoor Air Quality

Winter is here, and since we are all spending more time at home, the quality of the air in your home should be top of mind. Improved indoor air quality can help you and your family stay healthy and comfortable throughout the winter.

Viccarone Heating Featured in High-Performance HVAC Today

By Viccarone
December 02, 2020 Category: General

Were excited to announce Viccarone Heating Air Conditioning has been recognized by NCIs High-Performance HVAC Today! Gino Viccarone is a lifer. From the time of his graduation from the West Side Institute vocational school in Cleveland, OH, to where he is today, he has only worked in the HVAC Industry. His first job was with a local HVAC contracting company where he worked for slightly more than eight years as a service technician. The hours were long, the work could be grueling, especially during the hot, muggy Cleveland summers. Eventually, he was given the opportunity to do some installation work and he fell in love. In 1994, he decided to start his own company, and Viccarone Heating and Air Conditioning was born. He operated the business from his home. My father was retiring from his job at the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper and he decided to volunteer four years of his time riding along with me in the truck. He refused to let me pay him. He often would buy me lunch, especially

Heating (5)
Air Conditioning (5)
Maintenance (4)
A/C Maintenance (4)
General (4)
Indoor Air Quality (2)
Smart Thermostat (2)
New Location (1)
Announcements (1)
Custom Metal Cutting (1)
Furnace (1)
Zoning (1)
Venting (1)
Air Purifiers (1)
+ Show More


14170 Foltz Parkway
Strongsville, Ohio 44149
(440) 748-6100


8059 Corporate Blvd.
Plain City, Ohio 43064
(440) 226-3900


1500 Foundry Street, Suite 5
St. Charles, IL 60174
(312) 767-2111