July 25, 2022
Currently, many home heating systems aren’t particularly environmentally friendly. They use gas, electricity, or oil to heat homes. Electricity, for example, often runs on coal or other fossil fuels. However, new technologies are being developed that can help make HVAC systems more environmentally friendly. HVAC Reliance on Fossil Fuels in the US In 2018, half …
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February 20, 2021
Trying to figure out the solution to your broken hot water heater? We cover basic problems and solutions you can (potentially) diagnose at home.
February 28, 2019
Heat pumps warm your home in winter without consuming natural gas or utilizing electric heating. In the summer, the same unit cools your house like conventional A/C. In addition to consolidating heating and cooling into a single, efficient unit, heat pumps can substantially cut monthly utility bills. Since no combustion is involved in the heating …
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March 28, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requires heat pump manufacturers to test their equipment for its energy efficiency and clearly show two of those ratings on each unit they sell. The EnergyGuide label found on HVAC equipment displays these ratings. They’re also imprinted on the nameplates found on the outdoor condenser for existing heat pumps …
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November 8, 2016
Orlando might not get freezing temperatures during the winter months, but it can still get chilly at night. If you’re looking for a way to heat your home when it’s cold out, consider having a heat pump installed. These pumps offer an efficient way to keep your Orlando home warm and comfortable throughout winter.
February 2, 2016
In addition to professional preventive maintenance, consider the following maintenance tips for better heat pump efficiency.
January 21, 2016
Taking advantage of the geothermal tax credit for a geothermal heat pump before the end of 2016 will jump-start your energy savings with this type of system. Here’s why this could be the most opportune time to upgrade your HVAC equipment.
August 20, 2015
Heat pump advantages continue to spawn steady growth in the installation of this energy-efficient heating and cooling technology. In the U.S., heat pumps now account for about 10 percent of the heating/cooling systems in residences. About 1.9 million new units are installed annually. In moderate climates like here in Orlando, where winter temperatures stay above …
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March 24, 2015
Just like all mechanical equipment, your heat pump needs timely maintenance to stay in good working condition. Routine preventative care can keep your equipment operating reliably, so your home stays comfortable year-round. Proper maintenance can also keep your utility bills in check, since a poorly-maintained heat pump can burn 25 percent more energy every year.
October 9, 2014
When the fall weather arrives in the Orlando area and the nights get chilly you will be thinking of switching your heat pump from the air conditioning setting to the heat setting.