May 10, 2018
Here in Florida, we know more than we’d like about the harm home pests can do. From rodents to roaches, we’re well schooled in deterring, controlling and disposing of these invasive critters. But there’s one area of your home you may not have thought about in regard to pests, and that’s your HVAC system. Yes, …
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April 26, 2018
Most components of your home’s HVAC system are hidden from view, but others like the supply/return registers, thermostat and ductless mini-split units sit fully exposed in plain sight. Completely covering up these unattractive elements can adversely affect the operation of your HVAC, but you can make them less noticeable.
April 18, 2018
If it’s time to replace your home’s cooling equipment, you may be intrigued by the idea of installing a rooftop HVAC unit. Rooftop units are most often seen on commercial buildings, but they’re gaining popularity for homes in warmer climates in recent years. If you’re used to a traditional “split system,” you’ll find that rooftop …
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March 22, 2018
Installing UV lights in your home’s HVAC equipment solves two of the most common problems Floridians experience during the prolonged, hot summers: deteriorating indoor air quality (IAQ) and high energy bills. These lights keep the indoor air cleaner and prevent the growth of mold and biofilms inside the HVAC system that lower its energy efficiency.
March 15, 2018
If something happens to your cooling or heating system, can you count on HVAC insurance to provide coverage? Your central air conditioner and furnace represent a major household investment. Because unexpected events occur, it’s important to know in advance what you can expect in the way of HVAC insurance compensation.
February 27, 2018
Thanks to innovations in speech recognition and smart home technology, it’s within the realm of possibilities to use voice-enabled HVAC products to increase indoor comfort and save energy at the same time. Smart thermostats coupled with voice-enabled devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home Smart Speaker make it possible to run home comfort systems from …
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February 22, 2018
When you’re planning to sell your home, you have a lot of decisions to make about updates and repairs to complete before it goes on the market.
February 20, 2018
Not to complain, but achieving ideal home comfort in Central Florida during the winter can be difficult. If January was an indicator, your home will need to be prepared in February for alternating weeks of uncomfortably cool to pleasantly warm outdoor temperatures. Not to worry. Your professionals from Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions have outlined five comfort …
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February 13, 2018
You’ve done your homework online, and you’ve asked neighbors and coworkers if they know any good HVAC companies. You make the call. You inquire if the estimate request is free, like their website or your neighbor said, and when can the technician come to your home? Then, you wonder what’s involved with an HVAC estimate …
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February 8, 2018
In the midst of relentless heat and humidity, your HVAC system is performing an incredible engineering feat. It is keeping your home cool. The technology and principles your HVAC system is based on span thousands of years. Read on for a timeline of HVAC history that helps keep your Orlando home comfortable today.