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. …
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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 …
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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.
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.
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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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.
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.
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 …
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