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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Does Rain Impact the Air Conditioning Unit Outside my Southwest Florida Home?

rain and your air conditioner unitHave you ever watched a Florida deluge outside your windows and wondered, “does rain affect my air conditioning unit?” If so, you’re not alone. It’s a common concern among owners of exterior central air conditioning units. The simplest answer to that question is no, rain doesn’t affect the A/C unit, but it is a good opportunity to gain a better understanding of how central A/C units operate. Read More »

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Don’t Accidentally Void an HVAC Warranty by Making These Mindless Mistakes

HVAC warrantyIf you’ve recently purchased a new HVAC system or a home with a transferable heating and cooling system warranty, take care to minimize voiding an HVAC warranty accidentally. Heating and cooling systems run reliably for long periods of time, but in the rare event that something happens, being able to fall back on the financial protection the warranty affords you will save money.  Read More »

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What Are the Potential Causes of an Evaporator Coil Leak in Your A/C?

evaporator coil leakAir conditioning evaporator coil leaks can be expensive headaches for Southwest Florida homeowners. Our long cooling season, high humidity and salty air all contribute to reducing the life of A/C equipment. As a homeowner, you can take steps to increase your A/C equipment’s useful life by minimizing the causes of evaporator coil leaks. Read More »

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The Benefits of Opting for an NATE Certified Technician for HVAC Work

NATE certified techniciansIf you’re in need of HVAC maintenance, repair or installation services, you want to hire the best technicians for the job. Fortunately, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification helps to guide you to the right professionals for the job. Here you can learn more about the benefits of NATE certification to understand why opting for a professional with this distinction is so important. Read More »

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What the Energy Star Most Efficient Label Means to Those in Southwest Florida

energy star most efficient labelAlthough southwest Florida doesn’t have the most extreme climate in the U.S., it does have months of pounding heat and humidity, making it one of the best places to consider Energy Star Most Efficient HVAC equipment. The U.S. Energy Star program only recognizes products that use the least amount of energy under varied circumstances. Read More »

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Adequate Attic Ventilation Prevents Expensive Damage to the Roof of Your Florida Home

attic ventilationHaving adequate attic ventilation, particularly in our climate, will help cut cooling costs and prevent serious damage to your home’s roof. Since our summers are hot and sunny, the roof takes a beating many months of the year, not only from direct solar exposure, but from attic heat as well. Read More »

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