Confused About Furnace Filters? Use This Guide

furnace filter changeOne of the most important recurring tasks for Southwest Florida homeowners is replacing the dirty HVAC filter. Furnace filters serve several important purposes: Read More »

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Tips for Detecting Air Leaks in Your Naples Home

Detecting Air Leaks Air leaks in your Naples home may be costing you money and reducing your comfort level. The infiltration of hot air in the summer and colder air in the winter makes your HVAC system work harder, resulting in higher energy costs and undue wear and tear on the equipment. It also causes uncomfortable drafts, which in turn may tempt you to crank up the thermostat. Detecting air leaks and eliminating them is a good way to save energy and ramp up your comfort level in all seasons. Read More »

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Your Heat Pump’s Days Are Numbered, But Getting a New, More Efficient Model Can Be a Boon

heat pumpsIt’s been a few years since you’ve lasted purchased a heat pump and so far, it’s given you years of reliable service. But no appliance lasts forever and, contrary to popular belief, heat pumps aren’t an exception to that rule. Sooner or later, you’ll have to replace it with a newer model. Read More »

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There Are Lots of Programmable Thermostats to Choose From, But Which Is Best?

programmable thermostatOnce you’re in the market for a programmable thermostat for your Southwest Florida home, you’ve already made the easiest decision: just deciding to upgrade in the first place. It’s a bit more challenging when it comes time to consider options for programmable thermostats. Here’s a short primer to guide you through the thicket of available models. Read More »

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Learn to Recognize Good HVAC Customer Service

HVAC customer serviceEventually, a service technician will need to come to your home to perform maintenance or repairs on the heating and cooling system. And all of these systems at some point require replacement. So what should you look for when it comes to quality HVAC customer service? Read More »

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Do You Know How to Set the Temperature for Your Ductless Mini Split?

ductless mini splitMore and more Southwest Florida homeowners are opting for ductless mini split heat pumps. A ductless mini split provides a variety of advantages, including individual temperature control for the area where the air handler(s) are installed, energy-efficient operation in both cooling and heating modes, easy installation, and relatively quiet operation. However, if you’re accustomed to a standard heating or cooling system, you’ll want to learn how to set the temperature for your ductless mini split. Read More »

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How to Select the Right Thermostat Upgrade for Your Southwest Florida Home

thermostat upgradeThe thermostat in your home is a much more important part of the HVAC system than you probably realize. It doesn’t just regulate the temperature. Upgrading a thermostat to a programmable model can save a significant amount of energy while still keeping your Southwest Florida home comfortable. Read More »

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7 Tips for Boosting the Indoor Air Quality of Your Southwest Florida Home

improve indoor air qualityWhen you think of air pollution, the outdoors typically comes to mind, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the level of pollutants inside your home may be much higher than the ones outside. With improved construction practices and materials, newer builds are tighter than ever. While this is good news for preventing heat loss or gain, it also prevents the exchange of air, and common indoor pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), radon, carbon monoxide, chemicals and combustion fumes can build to dangerous levels. Read More »

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Energy Saving Tips to Put to Use in Your Florida Home Right Away

Energy Saving TipsAs we head into another season, it’s time to start thinking about ways to lower our energy expenditure and, in turn, decrease our monthly energy bills. There are many energy saving tips available out there, and we’ve compiled some of our favorites for your convenience: Read More »

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Your HVAC System: How All the Parts Work Together

HVAC systemThe HVAC system in your Southwest Florida home is designed to enhance the comfort of your home. Each piece of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment in your home has a specific purpose, but they have been engineered to work in synchronization with each other for energy efficiency and optimal comfort. Knowing how this occurs will help you troubleshoot any problems you might run into and ensure you get the most out of your HVAC system. Read More »

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    Theo Etzel has been President and CEO of Conditioned Air Corporation of Naples, Inc. in SW Florida since 1995. Theo’s background is in economics and business development and he is also a writer on business management topics and sits on the editorial advisory board of HVACR Business Magazine. Theo enjoys mentoring other small business leaders in growing and improving their businesses.
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