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Deciding On A Furnace Replacement: Should You Spend More Now And Save Later, Or Spend Less Now And Pay Later?

Deciding On A Furnace Replacement: Should You Spend More Now And Save Later, Or Spend Less Now And Pay Later?

December 20, 2011

When the time comes for a furnace replacement, there are a couple of different routes you can take in your purchase. You can buy a high-efficiency, reliable furnace and ensure yourself savings in the long run. Or you can spend a little less now on a lower-quality unit, at the expense of your future finances. …

Considering The Lifetime Costs Of A Furnace Upgrade

Considering The Lifetime Costs Of A Furnace Upgrade

November 17, 2011

When you’re considering a furnace upgrade, you may be tempted to focus on the initial cost as the deciding factor. But there are many other things you should consider before making your decision. One of the most important criteria is the lifetime costs associated with a furnace upgrade. A new furnace should last you 15 to 20 …

Putting Together An Energy Savings Strategy To Meet Your Needs This Year And Beyond

Putting Together An Energy Savings Strategy To Meet Your Needs This Year And Beyond

September 29, 2011

With winter on the way, it’s time to make sure your home is ready for the cold weather that is approaching. These energy saving tips will help you stay warm this season as well as save you money all year round.

Even In Steamy Florida, You’ll Eventually Need Your Furnace — Schedule That Service Check Before You Have To Turn It On

Even In Steamy Florida, You’ll Eventually Need Your Furnace — Schedule That Service Check Before You Have To Turn It On

September 27, 2011

While we’re still in the throes of a hot Florida summer, it can be difficult to think ahead to cooler days when you might need your furnace. We can be sure that time will come, however, and probably sooner than we think.

How To Select And Size Your New Solar System

How To Select And Size Your New Solar System

September 22, 2011

Now that summer is here in Orlando, most of us are experiencing rising energy costs. One way to keep your utility bills down and take advantage of Florida’s sunny climate is to install a solar energy system, which uses the world’s cleanest and most renewable energy source—the sun—to heat your home and generate electricity for …

Taking A Trip? Program Your Thermostat Before You Go, And Spend Your Energy Savings On Souvenirs

Taking A Trip? Program Your Thermostat Before You Go, And Spend Your Energy Savings On Souvenirs

September 20, 2011

If you’re planning to take a trip away from home, whether it is for a few days or an extended stay, having a programmable thermostat is a great way to keep costs down. While you’re not home, you don’t need the air conditioning to run the whole time and there’s no reason it should. You …

One Room Too Warm? Another Room Too Cool? A Zoning System Makes Everything Just Right

One Room Too Warm? Another Room Too Cool? A Zoning System Makes Everything Just Right

September 8, 2011

The air inside many Orlando homes can leave residents feeling like Goldilocks: some areas are too hot, while others are too cold. Differences in indoor air temperature occur because some rooms simply absorb more heat energy than others. Some rooms face the sun more directly or have more windows, while entire floors of a multi-story …

Degree Days: How To Use Them To Figure Your Energy Use

Degree Days: How To Use Them To Figure Your Energy Use

September 6, 2011

Degree days help homeowners estimate their utility bill as well as give them in-depth information about what their energy costs are actually going toward. They can also help determine when and why they are using more energy throughout the course of the year.

Why Should I Invest In A Geothermal Heating And Cooling System?

Why Should I Invest In A Geothermal Heating And Cooling System?

July 5, 2011

For decades, science and technology have worked together to harness natural energy. Solar power, wind power and geothermal power have all proven to be effective methods of creating energy. The focus has primarily been on heating and cooling our homes. Of these three, the most consistent and reliable is geothermal heating and cooling.

Avoid Indoor Air Quality Problems With These Steps

Avoid Indoor Air Quality Problems With These Steps

June 30, 2011

There are many more factors that can affect indoor air quality than you might think. Some are simply annoying, but others can pose serious health risks, especially for people who are sensitive to certain pollutants. However, in most cases it’s possible to minimize or entirely avoid problems by taking the right steps. Most of these steps are things …