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Energy Vampires: Pet Doors and Your HVAC Efficiency

Energy Vampires: Pet Doors and Your HVAC Efficiency

April 19, 2018

There are many energy vampires in your home — that is, appliances that use energy when you don’t realize they are running after they’re turned off. But another type of energy vampire is an air leak. Most homes have numerous air leaks, around doors, electric switches, window frames and around recessed lighting. But one place …

The Importance of a Properly Matched System

The Importance of a Properly Matched System

March 28, 2018

If you have a central split-system installed in your Orlando home, you know it features two primary components: a compressor/condenser unit situated outside, and an evaporator/air handler unit located inside. This configuration allows the system to draw heat and moisture out of your indoor air and expel it outdoors. In a properly matched system, these …

Make Your Tech-Challenged Home Modern With USB Receptacles

Make Your Tech-Challenged Home Modern With USB Receptacles

August 22, 2017

Thanks to new USB receptacles, charging your devices doesn’t have to be a hassle or mess up your house anymore. Whether it’s the confusing mass of cords hanging off your computer or the chargers that hog your limited outlet space that have you frustrated, the new chargers will simplify your life. Even better, they charge …

How to Conduct Your Own Home Energy Tests

How to Conduct Your Own Home Energy Tests

December 22, 2016

Professional home energy tests are the best way to learn how your house could be more efficient so you can save money on utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Although professional audits can pay for themselves as you correct energy loss, another option might be to conduct your own energy tests. Here are a …

Here’s What the Info on the EnergyGuide Label Means

Here’s What the Info on the EnergyGuide Label Means

August 23, 2016

Replacing a home appliance due to an irreparable failure or an expensive repair isn’t an easy process. You have to research many products and features, compare costs, and come to a reasonable decision to meet your needs. Whether you’re rushed to replace an HVAC system or it’s a planned upgrade, the information on the bright …

Is Heat Loss a Problem in Your Home?


Is Heat Loss a Problem in Your Home?


November 19, 2015

Because sunny Orlando can still get chilly on winter nights, improvements that keep your home comfortable during the cold season have a measurable payoff. Minimizing your home’s heat loss is one of the simplest steps you can take toward greater comfort and lower heating bills.

What You Need to Know About Home Energy Audits

What You Need to Know About Home Energy Audits

May 28, 2015

A home energy audit is a useful tool to assess how efficiently your Orlando home uses energy and how it can be improved to further reduce your energy usage and utility costs. Here’s what to expect during a home energy audit:

Energy Evaluation: Have You Planned Yours for Fall?

Energy Evaluation: Have You Planned Yours for Fall?

December 10, 2013

Now that the weather is cooling off, it’s a good time to schedule an energy evaluation that will pay off in reduced heating and cooling bills for years to come. The audit, when performed by an HVAC contractor or an energy auditor, will show you precisely where you have air leaks and thermal losses in …