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Still Don’t Have a Programmable Thermostat? Time for an Upgrade

Still Don’t Have a Programmable Thermostat? Time for an Upgrade

October 23, 2014

Most homeowners have heard of programmable thermostats, but many people do not understand what makes them different from older models, or why they might want to install one. There are many benefits to be gained from investing in a programmable thermostat upgrade for your home. The two biggest reasons for choosing a programmable thermostat are convenience …

Do You Need a Break? So Does Your Wallet — Tips to Saving Money on Vacation

Do You Need a Break? So Does Your Wallet — Tips to Saving Money on Vacation

July 15, 2014

Vacations often see us spending extra money. This year, spending a little time preparing your home for the time you will be away could help you save money that can be used toward that vacation. Saving money on vacation is good for both your wallet and your peace of mind.

WiFi Thermostats: Go Where and When You Want and Keep Control of Your Home’s Temperature

WiFi Thermostats: Go Where and When You Want and Keep Control of Your Home’s Temperature

April 8, 2014

One of the simplest ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home and make it more comfortable is to install a WiFi thermostat. Not only are these thermostats relatively inexpensive, but they will pay for themselves many times over during their lifetime.

Did Your Furnace Keep You Warm This Past Winter? Find Out Why Not

Did Your Furnace Keep You Warm This Past Winter? Find Out Why Not

April 3, 2014

If the gas furnace in your Orlando-area home did not keep you as warm as you like this past winter, you may be fearful of a huge repair bill. Here are some simple solutions that may help you avoid costly service calls before next winter. 

Consider a Zoning System to Balance Uneven Temperatures in Your Home

Consider a Zoning System to Balance Uneven Temperatures in Your Home

March 11, 2014

Temperatures inside the typical home may vary significantly from room to room due to unbalanced airflow and any number of heat gain/loss issues. This leads to higher energy bills and disagreements over thermostat settings. If any of this sounds familiar, consider the benefits of a zoning system to ease the wear on your energy budget, …

Winter Vacation Plans? Heed These Pre-Departure Home Security Tips

Winter Vacation Plans? Heed These Pre-Departure Home Security Tips

February 13, 2014

The last thing you want to confront upon returning from a vacation is a household disaster such as a burglary or busted pipes, or even something less impactful. When making vacation plans, it’s important to keep your home safe and secure while you’re away. We suggest that you start by following these tips before you leave:

When the Programmable Thermostat Is Set Correctly, You’re Set for Savings

When the Programmable Thermostat Is Set Correctly, You’re Set for Savings

December 31, 2013

A programmable thermostat is a convenient device for balancing comfort and energy savings, if it’s programmed correctly. Use this handy guide to better understand programming strategies, and you can enjoy optimal home comfort on your schedule while balancing your energy budget.

5 Energy-Saving Myths That Can Cost You More When Cooling Your Home

5 Energy-Saving Myths That Can Cost You More When Cooling Your Home

September 12, 2013

The hot weather isn’t going anywhere in Central Florida for quite a while. You need a cool home, but you should consider what you can do to improve your energy savings. Some cost-cutting tips, however, may seem plausible but actually can cost you more money in the long run.

Energy Savers That Will Lighten Your Compressor’s Load

Energy Savers That Will Lighten Your Compressor’s Load

August 6, 2013

Your home’s hardest working appliance in the summer is your cooling system. Energy savers like fans for your home and attic, along with routine A/C maintenance will lower your electric bill and prolong the life of the system. The compressor is the heart of your system, the part that works hardest, and costs the most …

Keep A Mold-Free Home In The Orlando Area

Keep A Mold-Free Home In The Orlando Area

January 3, 2013

Orlando’s warm climate certainly has its advantages, but there is one downside: high humidity that encourages mold growth in our homes. Keeping a mold-free home is important not only for appearances, but also for your health and your home’s structural integrity. Mold spores irritate your respiratory system, while uncontrolled mold growth can rot your home’s …