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.
August 18, 2015
The HVAC industry describes the amount of conditioning homes need as heating and cooling loads. The load refers to the amount of work any system must do to keep the structure comfortable. HVAC professionals base the size of the systems they install on their capacity to satisfy three different kinds of loads.
January 27, 2015
Insulating your home is one of the best ways to make it more energy efficient. Blown insulation is a great material to add to your attic space. It offers better coverage than batt insulation, and it’s easier to hit all of the nooks and crannies found in an irregular attic space with this type.
January 13, 2015
Winter heating costs can be quite high, even in the warm environment of Orlando. Fortunately, there are several ways to improve its performance and keep your heating costs in line. So, how can you improve your home heating system?
January 16, 2014
Radiant heating is an alternative form of home climate control that supplies heat directly to the floors, walls or ceilings of the room. The heat rises or radiates outward, providing even, consistent heating from the bottom to the top of the room.
December 26, 2013
One of the best options you can choose for your next heating or cooling system is a variable speed air handler. These air handlers employ technology that adjusts their running speed based on real-time heating and cooling requirements of your home. They start and stop the cycle gradually, and offer Central Florida homeowners these benefits:
November 19, 2013
Have you gotten into the habit of closing rooms to conserve energy during the winter? If so, that’s a habit you should break. A recent study by Berkeley Lab found that closing registers and blocking off rooms may actually cause your heating system to use more energy than if it was heating the entire house. …
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November 8, 2012
Preventive maintenance is one of those pesky tasks that is easy to forget until something goes wrong. You don’t want to wake up to a 50-degree house in the middle of December because your annual tune-up slipped your mind.
March 6, 2012
A heat pump offers central Florida homeowners a highly efficient way to heat and cool their homes. In warmer climates similar to Orlando’s, heat pumps provide very effective levels of cooling. Their all-electric operation means that no fuel source is necessary for generating heat. Heat pumps can produce up to four times as much heat …
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February 14, 2012
If installing a new duct system (or extending existing ductwork) is prohibitive for cost, time or convenience reasons, consider a ductless mini split heat pump. These compact systems are a good solution to air condition new home additions or homes without ducts here in central Florida. These energy-efficient pumps work well in our climate to …
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