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Heating Problems? Try These Furnace-Troubleshooting Tips Before You Call For Help

Heating Problems? Try These Furnace-Troubleshooting Tips Before You Call For Help

January 19, 2012

Before you call an HVAC contractor to help you with a heating issue, you may be able to solve the problem yourself with some simple furnace-troubleshooting tips. This could end up saving you a great deal of money and hassle by getting your house back to the warm and cozy levels you are used to.

Heat Pump Alone Or Dual Fuel: Which Is The Right Choice For You?

Heat Pump Alone Or Dual Fuel: Which Is The Right Choice For You?

January 17, 2012

Orlando has some of the nicest winter weather in the country, with warm days and cool nights. A heat pump can be the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool homes in the area. The temperatures seldom dip below freezing and there’s usually enough warmth in the air to heat a home. Occasionally, however, hard …

Lower Your Heating And Cooling Load For Savings Both Now And When You Replace Your System

Lower Your Heating And Cooling Load For Savings Both Now And When You Replace Your System

January 5, 2012

Heating and cooling costs represent the greatest portion of a typical energy bill for most homeowners. You can save money on energy costs by lowering your home’s heating and cooling load.

Selecting A Heat Pump: Consider These Advanced Features, As Well As The Efficiency Rating

Selecting A Heat Pump: Consider These Advanced Features, As Well As The Efficiency Rating

January 3, 2012

If you’re in the market for a new heat pump, there are a few advanced features (along with energy-efficiency ratings) currently available that you should keep in mind.

How A Variable-Speed Blower Motor Can Extend The Life Of Your Furnace

How A Variable-Speed Blower Motor Can Extend The Life Of Your Furnace

December 27, 2011

When a motor has to operate at full throttle, it has to work harder and is more likely to die sooner. Unfortunately, for a long time, the only option for a furnace motor was a single-stage blower motor. This meant that the motor was either on or it was off and, once installed, there was …

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. …

Want To Get The Most Out Of Your Conditioned Air? It All Starts With Proper Ductwork Design And Installation

Want To Get The Most Out Of Your Conditioned Air? It All Starts With Proper Ductwork Design And Installation

December 1, 2011

If your ductwork is not properly designed and installed, your HVAC system will never be able to live up to its potential. Your ductwork plays the huge role of distributing conditioned air throughout your house. So if it never gets there, it doesn’t matter how efficient your air system is supposed to be — you simply …

Proper Maintenance Extends The Life Of Your Heat Pump

Proper Maintenance Extends The Life Of Your Heat Pump

November 15, 2011

How much life you get out of your heat pump will depend largely on how well you take care of it. With a proper amount of care, especially in a climate as warm as Orlando’s, you should be able to get at least 15 years from your heating system. Annual heat pump maintenance is one of the …

HSPF Ratings: Why They Matter When You’re Buying A Heat Pump

HSPF Ratings: Why They Matter When You’re Buying A Heat Pump

October 25, 2011

When buying a heat pump for your Orlando area home, it’s important to pay attention to the HSPF ratings, or heating seasonal performance factor. This rating determines the quality and effectiveness of the heat pump that you are buying with a ratio of BTU (or British thermal unit) heat output over a heating season to …