January 10, 2019
Airflow problems can affect nearly all aspects of heating and cooling performance, efficiency and reliability. Your furnace, air conditioner, blower and ductwork are all sized and designed to work in concert with a precise airflow specification. In a typical home, at least 1,000 cubic feet of air per minute circulates through the system. Anything that …
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January 8, 2019
After splurging during the holidays, direct your impulses for saving money to making your home more energy efficient. Investing your time and money in this direction pays you back winter and summer in lower energy costs and keeps you more comfortable longer without using your heating or cooling system. The three most effective steps to …
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August 21, 2018
Using time-variant pricing to your advantage can help save on cooling and heating costs. While your HVAC system produces consistent cooling and heating, the cost of electricity it uses isn’t consistent.
August 7, 2018
Natural physics, including a simple principle like the stack effect, can have a major effect on your home’s energy efficiency. An efficient HVAC system requires a structure that minimizes heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter. Unfortunately, the stack effect is one of the forces that works against efficient cooling and heating in …
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May 24, 2018
Window heat gain during the cooling months makes your HVAC system work harder, which means more wear and higher energy bills. Looking on the bright side, windows present an excellent opportunity to boost energy efficiency when it’s time to spruce up your Orlando home’s aesthetic appeal inside or outside in the form of window treatments.
May 15, 2018
You want to save energy and you try to save energy, but are you getting good results with lower energy bills? As summer arrives in the Orlando area, saving energy while maintaining a comfortable home is a daily labor for many homeowners — and not always a successful one. If this sounds familiar, use this …
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March 29, 2018
As springtime and cooling season near, why not go through your home, room by room, and find ways you can make it more efficient? There are so many ways you can improve energy efficiency. Here are a few suggestions on where to start.
September 19, 2017
If your air conditioner isn’t performing as it should, it may have you wondering if it’s time for HVAC system upgrades or to find and fix the root of the problem. In some situations, you might be able to improve your comfort by investing in energy efficient improvements or HVAC maintenance before turning to a …
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July 13, 2017
Every month, millions of people across the country open up their energy bills and are shocked by how much they’re expected to pay. Some curse the inclement weather, while others blame their city’s high prices, but we’re here to tell you that there’s often another culprit — your less-than-energy-efficient appliances and other items that either …
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June 6, 2017
You might be surprised to find out how many ways you can save energy this summer, and most of them are relatively simple and inexpensive.