November 29, 2018
There’s no doubt that a generator takes the bite out of power outages, but before using it, read up about generator safety. These devices use gas, propane, or diesel to create electricity. They create substantial amounts of exhaust that contains carbon monoxide (CO) and other noxious gases.
November 15, 2018
Now that the holidays have arrived, it’s time to make some decisions. Will you host a party for family and friends? Will you go on vacation instead? Will you do both? No matter what you choose, here are some holiday HVAC concerns that you should tackle:
November 14, 2018
Fallen snow during the winter season can create beautiful landscapes throughout any neighborhood, but there is a dark side to this beauty. When left unchecked, snow and ice can infiltrate your outdoor HVAC unit and impact the entire system’s ability to function properly.
October 22, 2015
When you hire an HVAC contractor, you want to be sure you’re getting the best one available: one that knows what they’re doing and can be trusted to do good work on your HVAC system. There are several HVAC technician certifications that show a contractor has gone above and beyond what’s required to stand out …
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September 15, 2015
Even in Orlando’s balmy climate, it’s not always easy to maintain an even indoor temperature. Hot and cold spots are fairly common, but there are several practical ways to get rid of them.
June 16, 2015
Hot water is a necessity for Florida homeowners. Can you imagine taking a shower or washing dishes without hot water? If your hot water goes out, you’ll be sure to notice just how much you use it. Below are common water heater problems, along with tips on how to identify these issues and the next steps you …
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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.
November 20, 2014
Winter is just around the corner in Orlando and it’s time to get ready for cooler temperatures. Even though our winters are mild compared to many other parts of the country you should take the time to prepare. These six simple steps will help you keep your energy costs down and enjoy a comfortable winter season.
July 17, 2014
Are you searching for more and better ways to reduce the energy used in your Orlando home? If you have already taken the right air sealing steps for your home, basement, and attic, your next best step is to inspect your attic insulation levels and increase your insulation if needed. Attics are easily accessible for insulation …
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December 19, 2013
Ductwork doesn’t last forever. Over time, duct components can rust or corrode, sections separate, and accumulated debris cause airflow obstructions that compromise energy efficiency and/or indoor air quality. Poor duct design in older homes also will have a negative effect on your heating and cooling system.