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Tropical Storm Bertha formed over the Atlantic Thursday night and is heading west-northwest.  It has winds of 45 miles per hour and is not forecast to become a hurricane. The storm is not forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Tips on keeping your home air conditioner worling properly

Summer is here, and with it comes scorching temperatures.

Florida temperatures can reach over 100-degrees in the summer.
This makes your air conditioner one of the most important features in your home.

As temperatures rise, the strain on your air conditioner rises as well.
Keeping them running in good condition involves checking things like the air filter, which should be changed about once a month.
   
---but experts say clogged drain lines cause the most problems.
Anthony Bartolo "What you'll end up noticing is that it'll intermittently turn it off and back on and it won't cool right for you, or it will shut it off and it won't do anything, and usually end up costing you a service charge."

Bartolo says the trick to avoiding a clog is to pour white vinegar down the drain line pipe every time to change your filter.
He also says that just like a car, the occasional check-up from a professional could save you money down the road.