Whether you are home or away, always keep your thermostat no higher than 78 degrees. Florida’s tropical weather is very humid. Without your AC running properly, condensation may cause mildew and mold to grow and spread quickly. As a further safeguard, remember to always have your air conditioning system serviced annually. This service should include a clean out of your unit’s drain line. A properly serviced air conditioner is much less likely to damage your home or your neighbors.

Have your hot water heater regularly checked to ensure it is functioning properly. Old or rusted water heaters may be a source for a water leak that may damage your home. Appliances in clean and proper service not only save money in the cost of operation, but they are less likely to malfunction, causing damage to your home, or someone else’s.