October 11, 2018
Reading air conditioner reviews online is often the jumping off point for homeowners looking for a new system or a company to install it. Unless they’re written by an expert, there’s no way to know if the product reviews are accurate, legitimate, or reliable.
October 9, 2018
One of the most exciting things about football is having guests over to watch some of the games throughout the season. Before you pick up your phone to send a Facebook invite, however, there are certain party comfort concerns that you need to tackle. It basically comes down to two primary areas:
September 18, 2018
A space heater can warm up a chilly spot in the house, but is it safe? About 25,000 home fires every year in the U.S. are attributed to space heaters. In the overwhelming majority, careless or improper usage is a major factor.
May 17, 2018
You might mistakenly think that your thermostat isn’t an important HVAC component because of its size. In reality, it’s the thermostat that controls your entire HVAC system, so it can affect the equipment’s performance, energy consumption and your comfort. This makes it vital to understand the basics of how thermostats work, what type you have, …
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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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January 11, 2018
Discovering that you have a frozen A/C is frustrating, but there’s no need to panic. Simply shut the A/C off at the thermostat, then switch the fan setting to “on” so air movement can help thaw the coil. As the ice buildup melts, the runoff can easily overflow the condensate pan, so empty it frequently …
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January 9, 2018
If you want to keep your HVAC equipment in good working condition, it needs regular attention and care, and there’s no better time to get into the HVAC maintenance habit than the start of a new year. Here are some tips that you can implement right away to ensure that your home comfort equipment stays …
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January 4, 2018
Two HVAC industry changes go into effect in 2018 that affect how some refrigerants for HVAC systems are handled, and the amount of ventilation required for new homes. These changes will affect you if you need an older air conditioner or heat pump serviced, or if you’re buying a new home.
December 26, 2017
The easiest way to cut home heating and cooling bills is to check your insulation and add more if it’s lacking. In the Orlando area, homes have insulation in the attic, around the ductwork and inside the exterior walls. It’s the first and most effective step to improve your home’s overall energy efficiency.
December 14, 2017
Orlando homeowners have several heating system options when it’s time for a furnace replacement. Even in a mild climate like this, winters do require heating. These guidelines will help you know when it’s time and which to choose.